Cultural event — Private tour
© RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d'Orsay)- Hervé Lewandowski
"Degas at the Opera" - Exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay
29 Nov. 2019
Through the work of an immense artist, the portrait of Paris Opera in the nineteenth century!
Being part of the celebrations of the 350th anniversary of l'Opéra de Paris and in partnership with the Friends of the Orsay and Orangerie Museums, the Arop invites you to a visit of the Degas exhibition at the Opéra at the Musée d'Orsay.
Throughout his career, from his beginnings in the 1860s to his ultimate works beyond 1900, Degas made the Opéra the focal point of his work, his "own room". He explores the various spaces - room and stage, lodges, foyer, dance hall -, attaches to those who populate them, dancers, singers, musicians of the orchestra, spectators, subscribers in black clothes haunting the scenes. This closed universe is a microcosm with infinite possibilities and allows all kind of experiments: multiple points of view, contrast lighting, study of movement and the truth of the gesture.
No exhibition so far has considered l'Opéra globally, studying both the passionate connection that Degas had with this house, his musical tastes, but also the infinite resources of this wonderful "toolbox".
General Commissioner: Henri Loyrette. Commissioners: Leila Jarbouai, graphic arts curator at the Musée d'Orsay, Marine Kisiel, curator at the Musée d'Orsay, and Kimberly Jones, curator of nineteenth-century French paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
Exhibition organized by the Orsay and Orangerie Museums, Paris and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, where it will be presented from March 1 to July 5, 2020, on the occasion of the three hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Paris Opera . Exhibition realized with the exceptional contest of the National Library of France.