As soon as I heard we were going to Melbourne I knew I'd be visiting Degas. According to those in the art world, he's now one of the most celebrated artists associated with French Impressionism.
Edgar Degas in a nineteenth century Parisian artist who was known for his variation and innovation with an emphasis on the human form. He explored art from many sources including work, industry, ballet, the theatre, racecourses and boudoirs.
His masterpieces were created over a 50 year career with mediums such as painting, drawing, printmaking, monotypes, sculpture and photography.
The National Gallery of Victoria is celebrating Degas with over 200 pieces of his work from dozens of collections worldwide.
To appreciate his work the NGV have created a space where you can stand or sit to admire each piece. They also provide light folding stools that you can take with you as you meander through the exhibition. Plus you can hire audio equipment for a self guided tour or you can partake in a formal tour with a guide.
The cost of entry is $28 for adults, $10 for children or $24.50 for concession. For a family of two adults and three children you can enter for $65.
Degas is on display until 18 September 2016.