Â Degas Exhibition Canberra NGA Opening Times and Dates
Master of French art
12 December 2008 â€“ 22 March 2009
10.00 am â€“ 5.00 pm daily
plus Saturday evening 5.00 â€“ 7.00 pm (13 December 2008 â€“ 14 March 2009)
National Gallery of Australia
Canberra ACT 2600
For the first time audiences in Australia have the opportunity to see an exhibition devoted to one of the most significant and admired French artists of the nineteenth century, Edgar Degas.
The National Gallery of Australia presents important paintings and sculptures by Degas, as well as drawings, experimental monotypes and photographs. The exhibition draws works from major Degas collections, including MusĂ©e dâ€™Orsay, Paris, MusĂ©e des Beaux Arts, Pau, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and the J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.
The exhibition highlights the artistâ€™s favourite themes of modern life in Paris, such as portraits, horseracing, the ballet, laundresses and bathers, and demonstrates his skill as a master painter, sculptor and
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Edgar Degas (19 July 1834 â€“ 27 September 1917), born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar DegasÂ was a French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, printmaking and continue reading »