With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection. Many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but, now through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era.
Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of Degas’ own letters, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.
‘Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you make other people see’
– Edgar Degas
Degas: Passion for Perfection
Venue: ISLAND Arts Centre, The ISLAND, Lisburn, BT27 4RL
Day: Thursday 14 March