Digging the dirt: Dega's bathers

24 Aug 2017

Regular hours

11:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£28 Concessions
£26 Members

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Listen to author and painter, Anthea Callen talk about Dega's bather pastel series.


Anthea Callen will talk about Degas’s magnificent bather pastels series, and his related brothel monotypes, in the light of contemporary attitudes to sexual health, disease, dirt, and personal hygiene in Paris in the 1880s.

A regular expert contributor on BBC1’s ‘Fake or Fortune’, Anthea Callen FRSA PhD is an author, scholar, and painter. She is Emeritus Professor of the Australian National University, Canberra and Emeritus Professor of Visual Culture at the University of Nottingham.

Also at the National Gallery:

Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell
20 September 2017 - 7 May 2018

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Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas


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