Paris is a city of art. From 13/03/2012 to 01/07/2012 the most exciting exhibition of the season will take place in one of the most important and famous museums of the city: the Orsay Museum. The exhibition explores the work of a great artist who was born and raised in Paris: Edgar Degas (Paris 1834-1917).
With “Degas and the Nude” the Orsay Museum gives homage to one of the founders of Impressionism, together with Cézanne, Monet, Renoir etc.
An artist who expressed himself not only through painting but also through drawing, sculpture, print, and water colors with particular attention to the themes of the nude, horses and ballerinas. It’s precisely the theme of the nude, in all its forms used by Degas, that the exhibition explores in greater detail.
Edgar Degas, even though he is considered a founding member of Impressionism distinguishes himself from his colleagues by his use of light that makes him unique among practitioners of the artistic movement which began in the second half of the 19th century.
While his peers painted outdoors in order to capture light in all its infinite variations Degas preferred to work on different shades that were emitted by artificial light. He was inspired by the artificial while his companions opted for natural life.
In 2013, after Paris this exhibition will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the Art Institute in Chicago.
Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity to visit the French capital perhaps even reserving an accommodation in Paris near the museum in the 7th arrondissement. The Orsay Museum is open 9.30am to 6pm, closed Monday and open until 9.45pm on Thursday, it can be easily reached from the Solférino metro station (line 12).