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SGC Dungarvan, November 6th at 7:30pm and 10th 3:00pm
Degas: Passion For Perfection
From The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Directed by David Bickerstaff
Running time: 85 minutes
With Exhibition On Screen, SGC Dungarvan is hosting two screenings of Degas – Passion For Perfection. With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation 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 eye sight 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.
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN™ is the originator and pioneer of bringing exhibition-based art films to the cinema.
Working with top international museums and galleries, Exhibition On Screen create films which offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art, accompanied by insights from the world’s leading historians and arts critics. Since launching in 2011, Exhibition On Screen have released 16 films which have been shown in over 50 countries across the globe and over one million seats have been sold! This is a wonderful resource for audiences worldwide – from Caracas to Cape Town, Berlin to Brisbane.
SGC Dungarvan, Co.Waterford.
Tel: 058 45796