Film / Event Information


Exhibition on Screen:Degas: Passion for Perfection - Cert 12A

Showing on Monday 12th November 6.15pm and Thursday 15th at 2pm

Evening Tickets £12. Two course meal and evening ticket £28

Matinee Tickets £10. Light lunch and matinee ticket £18

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 eye sight 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. Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.

“Art is not a matter of what you see, but what you make other people see.” Edgar Degas


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Film Length: 85mins
Format: 2D
Cert: 12A
Genre: Live or Recorded Event Cinema

Screenings

DateTime 
Thursday Nov 15 2:00PM BOOK

The Red Carpet Cinema

Barton Marina
Barton under Needwood
Staffordshire
DE13 8AS
Box Office: 01283 716257 - Lines open 9am to 9:30am and 5pm to 5:30pm