Friday, August 26, 2016

Day 2507 - Degas: A New Vision - Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2016

What's a trip to Melbourne without a trip to the National Gallery of Victoria?

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.  


  1. I've always loved his ballerinas.

  2. I am so looking forward to getting to this exhibition - such a great collection of his works and for people to see he did far more than just paint ballerinas.

  3. At the Met, I was quite amazed at how many bronzes he did. I had thought he was mainly paintings...

  4. I struggle with art. I just don't like most of it. It's good, I'm sure, but maybe my mind is too photography based? I also don't like most photography either haha. Picky, picky :)

  5. Looks great though I'm a terrible 'tourist'. I kinda look and admire and then move on and then am impatiently done. I think I can understand the beauty, but I can't imagine needing to sit and admire it. #heathen

  6. There is something immediately calming and connecting in an art gallery and this one would be like that for me. Love that you got to attend this!


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