Degas: Passion for Perfection

‘Exhibition On Screen’ presented with Chrysler Museum

The ongoing art film series, ‘Exhibition On Screen’, journeys from the streets of Paris to visit the superb Degas exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England. Degas was one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century, but he was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eye sight. And yet his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but now are seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era. Using written accounts by friends and colleagues, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind. (85 mins)

Chrysler Museum