Exploring the artist’s innovative approach to his subject matter in the context of contemporary developments in photography and film, the renowned Degas scholars Richard Kendall and Jill DeVonyar bring together photographs taken by the artist and his contemporaries and samples of film from the period, establishing the importance of early visual technologies to Degas’s work for the first time.
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Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement Education Guide
An Introduction to the Exhibition for Teachers and Students
Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement Education Guide (3.4 MB)
Learn More: The Rehearsal by Edgar Degas
to learn more about Degas's 'The Rehearsal' with this online resource and image gallery by our Learning
Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement Art Detective
Art Detectives are fun worksheets for younger visitors. They are available for free from Reception or can be downloaded here:
Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement Art Detectives (9.1 MB)
RA Magazine Autumn 2011 article
Dance to the Music of Time
Ann Dumas, co-curator of ‘Degas and the Ballet’, explains how photographic inventions helped him so eloquently animate his figures in pastel and paint.
RA Magazine Blog
Video: Former prima ballerina Darcey Bussell CBE and co-curators Richard Kendall and Jill DeVonyar discuss the exhibition.