Poise, Poses and Pirouettes: Degas Exhibition

Edgar Degas is one of the most celebrated artists associated with French Impressionism. Modern life as he experienced it in nineteenth-century Paris provided Degas with a repertoire of motifs he explored with endless variation and innovation; from scenes of work and industry to ballet and the theatre, racecourses and boudoirs. This sweeping exhibition brings together more than 200 works by Degas from dozens of collections worldwide, offering a fresh and dynamic reappraisal of this legendary artist’s genius.

The Poise, Poses and Pirouettes exhibition held on the 18th and 27th of August offers a chance to see what inspired Degas to paint ballerinas by having dancers from The Australian Ballet pose next to works by Degas.