Exhibition

Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell

20 Sep 2017 – 7 May 2018

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Daily 10am - 6pm
Fridays 10am - 9pm

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Free

The National Gallery

London
England, United Kingdom

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A rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas

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A rare opportunity to see stunning paintings, pastels, and drawings by leading French Impressionist Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas

The Burrell Collection holds one of the greatest collections of Degas’s works in the world. Rarely seen in public, this exhibition marks the first time the group of 20 pastels has been shown outside of Scotland, since they were acquired.

One of the greatest artistic innovators of his age, Degas found new ways of depicting modern Parisian life; pursuing a vision distinct from that of his fellow Impressionists. He also relentlessly experimented with materials, particularly pastel that he came to prefer over oil paint.

Coinciding with the centenary of Degas’s death, and including complementary works from the National Gallery Collection, the exhibition offers unique insight into the practices and preoccupations of a complex and intensely private artist. Exhibition organised by the National Gallery in collaboration with the Burrell Collection, Glasgow.

For more information, visit The National Gallery website.

This exhibition is organised by the National Gallery in collaboration with Tate.

Supported by The Thompson Family Charitable Trust, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation, and other supporters of the exhibition

The Sunley Room exhibition programme is supported by The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

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Edgar Degas

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