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Degas: Passion for Perfection

Degas: Passion for Perfection (12A Live)

Sunday 11 Nov 20183:00pm

This film journeys from a superb exhibition at The Fitzwilliam

Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’

works is the most representative in Britain, to the streets of

Paris. It tells the fascinating story of Degas’ obsessive pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new

techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past

masters. Using written accounts by friends and

commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas

himself, 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.