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Degas: Passion for Perfection

September 28 at 3:30
East Building Auditorium

Phil Grabsky in person
Washington premiere

From the London-based series Exhibition on Screen, Degas: Passion for Perfection journeys from the streets of Paris to an exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Degas’s persistent experimentation with technique and his resolve to capture everyday life in an unconventional manner are the central themes. Using letters and accounts from friends and commentators, the film reveals complex truths behind one of the most influential French artists of the late nineteenth century. (David Bickerstaff for Seventh Art Productions, 2018, 85 minutes) Discussion follows with producer Phil Grabsky and National Gallery of Art curator Mary Morton

courtesy Seventh Art Productions

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