Rating: NR
Length: 90 mins
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Exhibition on Screen journeys from a superb exhibition at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, where the UK’s most extensive Degas collection is held, to Paris and Italy where Degas spent his formative years and taught himself to paint.

With exclusive access to rare and diverse works Degas: Passion for Perfection offers a unique insight into Degas’ personal and creative life. The film uncovers the fascinating story of Degas’ obsessive pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying past masters such as Ingres and Delacroix.

Never fully satisfied, many of Degas’ drawings and sculptures were kept in private during his lifetime but now, through close examination, they can be seen as some of the most beautifully detailed and expressive works in the modern era.

Using written accounts by friends and commentators, and the narration of letters written by Degas himself, this film reveals the complex workings behind one of France’s most influential artists.