Showing at the National Gallery from 20th September 2017 until 7th May 2018, this exhibition marks the first time this group of 20 pastels has been see by the public outside of Scotland, since they were originally acquired. The Burrell Collection holds one of the greatest collections of Degas‘ works in the world, and will be complemented in this show by some of his pieces installed in the National Gallery’s own collection.
Coinciding with the centenary of the artist’s passing, the exhibition delves into not only the practices and techniques of such a master artist, but also his more personal preoccupations. After much experimentation with artistic materials, Degas fixed upon pastel as his favourite medium. At length, this enabled him to seize upon new ways of capturing contemporary Parisian life, quite distinct from his fellow Impressionists. According to the National Gallery, he is viewed as ‘one of the greatest artistic innovators of his age’.
Details of the exhibition are as follows:-
Setting: Ground Floor Galleries, National Gallery, London.
Tickets: Admission Free (Donations welcome).
Collaborators: National Gallery x Burrell Collection, Glasgow.
Supporters: The Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust, Wolfson Foundation (Gallery B), plus an Anonymous Donor.
[Credits: nationalgallery.org.uk; glasgowlife.org]