The exhibition Edgar Degas – The Late Work at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen (Switzerland) is the first show that is devoted exclusively to Edgar Degas (1834 – 1917) late work. It features more than 150 paintings, sculptures, drawings, pastels, prints, and photographs of the famous French artist, and explores in detail the richness of the artist’s achievement in this phase of his career. After the last Impressionist exhibition in 1886, Edgar Degas turned his back on the art world, and began to fundamentally change his style. The principal subjects were ballet dancers and female nudes, jockeys and racehorses, landscapes and portraits, which he depicted in ever new variations and combinations.
Edgar Degas – The Late Work at Fondation Beyeler is curated by Martin Schwander in collaboration with Michiko Kono. The exhibition runs until January 27, 2013. Edgar Degas – The Late Work / Fondation Beyeler, Riehen / Basel (Switzerland). Opening reception, September 29, 2012.
PS: A video with an introduction to the exhibition with Martin Schwander is available after the break (in German language).
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Edgar Degas – Das Spätwerk. Einführung durch Gastkurator Martin Schwander:
Edgar Degas: Jockey Blessé. Bildbesprechung mit Gastkurator Martin Schwander: