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Degas according to Henri Loyrette: the former boss of the Musée d'Orsay and the Louvre reconnects with his favorite artist


Highlights: Degas' work on display at the BnF until July 23. Drawings, prints and photographs are gathered there. The exhibition is part of the 'Manet / Degas' series of exhibitions. It is the first time the exhibition has been held in Paris since the opening of the Louvre in 1894. The show is open to the public, but the exhibition is only open to members of the public. For more information on the exhibition, visit the website:

MEETING - On the occasion of his exhibition at the BnF on the drawings, prints and photographs of the artist of which he is the main biographer, an overview with this great professional of cultural life, in France as in the world.

He is his favorite artist. A red (and black) thread in his career and passions. For Henri Loyrette, who presided over the destiny of the Musée d'Orsay from 1994 to 2001, then those of the Louvre until 2013 - who knows and appreciates thousands of ancient and contemporary artists - the work of Edgar Degas (1834 - 1917) is perhaps the most inexhaustible.

He argues it once again in the heart of Paris, on the Richelieu site of the BnF, with an original exhibition. Where the abysmal part of a genius, usually more considered for his colorful fairies - pastels or ballerina oils at the Opera, scenes of Parisian life or afternoon at the racecourse, moreover very applauded currently at the Musée d'Orsay within the confrontation "Manet / Degas" (until July 23).

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Almost exclusively drawings, prints and photographs are gathered there. A hundred sheets, so personal for this most independent master of the Impressionist generation...

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Source: lefigaro

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