Exhibition on Screen: Degas, Passion for Perfection

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Exhibition on Screen: Degas, Passion for Perfection

7 February 2020
Creative Team
Director: David Bickerstaff

Ticket Information

€6 – €7
Adult
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Concessions
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Children
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Cinema Club Members
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Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Venue Information

Cinema

St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta

Additional Information

Duration
85 minutes
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Dates and Times:
Friday, 4 October 2019, 7.30pm
Friday, 7 February 2020, 7.30pm

Venue: Spazju Kreattiv Cinema
Price: €7 / €6 (Cinema Club Members)

DEGAS: PASSION FOR PERFECTION
From The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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 experimentations 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. 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