Musée des impressionnismes Giverny
Degas, an Impressionist Painter?Exhibition until 19 July, 2015
Edgar Degas was one of the main figures of the Impressionist movement and yet he had complex relations to the other members of the group and to open-air painting, athough this was a characteristic of Impressionism. He became famous for concentrating on more personal motifs such as the moving bodies of dancers, and paid particular attention to artificial lightning. The show features 80 pieces (paintings, pastels, drawings and sculptures) and is organised in five main sections: a classical training, an Impressionism of portraits and scenes of modern life, the issue of landscape painting, the body in motion and Degas after 1892. If Degas was certainly an Impressionist, he was above all an t avant-garde painter.
Member offer: three days of free access Sunday 31 May, Wednesday 10 June and Saturday 27 June on presentation of your Carte Blanche.
Reduced rates on other days.