Exhibition on Screen journeys from last year’s acclaimed exhibition here at The Fitzwilliam Museum, to the streets of Paris, exploring the fascinating story of Degas’s quest for perfection. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works the film, directed by award-winning David Bickerstaff, offers a fresh and in-depth look at of one of history’s greatest artist.
Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eye sight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’s artistic mind.
Screening in leading chains and local independents from 6 November. To find a location near you visit the Exhibition on Screen website.