Exhibition On Screen: Degas - Passion For Perfection

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EXHIBITION ON SCREEN journeys from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas' works is the most representative in Britain. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas' pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters. Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eyesight but 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 through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era.

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  • This critical profile covers the bases we have come to expect from these film-makers: glowing gallery dolly shots, informed curatorial comment and a nicely packaged biography.

    Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Andrew Pulver

    Guardian
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  • Watching this documentary about the man and his art you begin to realize while there is a lot to learn there are also plenty of questions which crop up.

    Apr 12, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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