First major monographic exhibition in Paris devoted to Edgar Degas at Musée d’Orsay

PARIS.- The first major monographic exhibition in Paris devoted to Edgar Degas (1834-1917) since the 1988 retrospective at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, “Degas and the Nude” is part of the Musée d’Orsay’s aim to show developments in research relating to the great masters of painting in the second half of the 19th century, and follows the tributes paid to Claude Monet and Édouard Manet in 2010 and 2011. Although some of the recurrent themes in Degas’ work, such as dance, horse racing, genre scenes and portraits, have been explored and presented in detail, the nude, which nonetheless holds an equally important place, has never attracted the attention it deserves. Degas in fact constantly represented the nude throughout his career, returning to certain motifs over and over again, readily repeating poses he

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