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Manet-Degas: the sparkling confrontation


CRITICISM - Through a masterly journey, rich in 140 works, the Musée d'Orsay looks back on a fifteen-year dialogue forged between two of the most important beacons of modern painting.

It is not a match that Stéphane Guégan and Isolde Pludermacher offer, in their Musée d'Orsay.

But all the same: at the end of the sparkling journey initiated by Laurence des Cars before his departure to the Louvre, and of which these two historians and curators are the authors with their counterparts from the Met in New York (where the exhibition will go from next September to January), the visitor cannot help but find his preference between Édouard Manet (1832-1883) and Edgar Degas (1834-1917).

In general, he takes the time to reflect before putting forward a name, listing the respective qualities highlighted on the basis of common themes (portraits of family and supporters, scenes of worldly or popular Parisian life, landscapes, female nudes all more realistic and original than each other), judging in particular the level of audacity while the art deployed still amazes.

Because what amazement!

In total, 90 paintings and around fifty drawings, pastels or prints presented in…

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Source: lefigaro

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