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Edgar Degas at MoMA

Published on 06-13-2016 Agenda

The ‘painter of dancers' is how Manet described Degas. But, as this show makes clear, he did not just paint dancers…

Fascinated by the world of ballet, Edgar Degas exalted the dancing female form and the everyday life of the Paris Opera. But it is a less known facet of the famous French painter that MoMA has decided to showcase: his monotypes.

Attracted by the potential of this engraving-free printing process, which produces a single print, Degas devoted himself to it for several years. He created some of his freest and most modern works with it, many of which approach abstraction. The MoMA exhibition presents 120 of these monotypes and 50 works related to them: paintings, drawings, pastels, sketches, and engravings. A must-see for Degas lovers.

Edgar Degas: A Strange New Beauty
Museum of Modern Art – MoMA
11 W 53rd Street
New York 10019

Until 24 July 2016

www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1613?locale=en

Full price: 25 USD
Reduced Price: 14 USD (students) and 18 EUR (65+)
Free for children under 16

Daily, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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