I L😍VED this new show at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France.
I attended opening day of the SPRING art exhibition at @museeorsay featuring Manet & Degas. I hope you like the highlight reel I made for you. 🥰
Show dates: March 28 to July 23, 2023
Visit: www.Musee-Orsay.fr for more details.
To discuss Manet (1832-1883) and Degas (1834-1917). together means trying to understand one from the other, examining their differences and similarities, and sometimes their divergences.
There are many analogies between these key figures in the New Painting of the 1860-1880s, from their subjects to their stylistic choices, from the places where they exhibited to those where they crossed paths, from the dealers to the collectors around whom their individual careers were based.
Their biographies share other common threads, from their experience of the 1870-1871 war to the Nouvelle Athènes, the café in Place Pigalle with the gift of stimulating discussions and calming tensions. Indeed, there were clashes and disputes. Manet refused to join Degas in the impressionist circle by career choice. And Degas, while he believed in the power of the group, was equally careful not to paint like Monet.
By bringing Manet and Degas back into the light of their contrasts, this exhibition encourages a new look at the complicity and enduring rivalry of two singular creative forces, unique in many respects.