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January 2015
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« Degas, classics and experimentation » at the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe.

Degas, classics and experimentation. Edgar Degas The Café Concert Singer (detail) 1880 © Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe

The particularly diverse,

body of work by Degas does not solely limit itself to the representation of dancers and bathers to whom the artist owes his notoriety. And although his canvases and pastels seem to reflect the work of impressionists, he has always endeavoured to maintain his independence through his use of movement. This exhibition presents Degas as he was: a transitional artist, oscillating between tradition and modernity, an heir to former masters, but able to innovate and translate his experiences. And so, this exhibition attempts to emphasise new perspectives on the work of the artist that we all thought we knew.
Until 1st February.
www.kunsthalle-karlsruhe.de

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