Degas and Nude


This exhibition explores Degas's evolution in his practice of the nude, from the academic and historical approach of his early years down to the inscription of the body in modernity throughout his long career. A predominant element in the artist's work, together with dancers and horses, nudes are presented through all of the techniques used by Degas, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printing and above all pastel, which he brought to its highest degree of achievement.


curator: Xavier Rey, scenography: Ateiler Sylvain Roca & Nicolas Groult, graphism: Patrick Hoarau, lights: Vyara Stefanova


photos: Sylvain Roca

  • Opening: March 2012
  • Location: Musée d’Orsay, Paris
  • Area: 1000m2
  • Production: Musée d’Orsay
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