Manet and Degas in Musee d’ Orsay.

Édouard Manet (1832-1883) and Edgar Degas (1834-1917) are both famous painter. In this temporary exhibition in Musee d’ Orsay in Paris, you can visit works from both painters next to one another and see how they had an impact on one another, their differences, and compare their works.

Édouard Manet was a French painter and a pivotal figure in the transition from Realism to Impressionism. He was born in Paris in 1832 and had a strong influence on the development of modern art. Manet’s paintings were controversial and challenged traditional conventions of art, often depicting everyday subjects in a modern and innovative way. Some of his most famous works include “Olympia,” “Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe,” and “A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.” His bold use of color, loose brushwork, and rejection of academic standards paved the way for the Impressionist movement.

Edgar Degas was a French artist who lived from 1834 to 1917 and is considered one of the greatest painters of the 19th century. He is known for depicting dancers, racehorses, and Parisian life. Degas was a prominent figure in the Impressionist movement and is recognized for his innovative use of composition, light, and color. He was a master of pastel and had a unique ability to capture movement in his paintings. Some of his most famous works include “The Dance Class,” “L’Absinthe,” and “The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer.”

Now that you know more about both painters, you probably understand why an exhibition featuring both painters next to one another is so interesting.

Manet and Degas

Dates: March 28, 2023 – July 23, 2023
Location: Musee d’ Orsay

Tickets: 16 euro (full price)

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A few words about Musee d’ Orsay.

The Musée d’Orsay is a world-renowned art museum in Paris. It is situated in a stunning Beaux-Arts-style building that was formerly a railway station. The museum is home to an impressive collection of art, primarily from the 19th and early 20th centuries, including works by famous artists such as Monet, Van Gogh, and Renoir. The museum’s highlights include its extensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and its stunning sculptures and decorative arts. The Musée d’Orsay is a must-visit destination for any art lover visiting Paris, and its unique building and collection make it a cultural treasure.

Degas and Nude

Degas exhibition in ParisFrom March 12th until July 1st in 2012 you can see this interesting exhibition in Musée d’Orsay named Degas and Nude. This exhibition explores the evolution of Degas in the practice of the nude throughout the artist’s long career, from an academic approach and the history of its beginnings to the point at which the body shifts into modernity.

Occupying with his dancers and horses a prominent position in the work of the artist, the nude is presented in all of the techniques practiced by the artist, painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and especially pastel, in which he would achieve his highest degree of perfection. Take this opportunity to see in one place a selection of some of the very best works of this much-loved artist, works which have been lent by some of the greatest museums all around the world.

Degas and Nude
March 12th – July 1st
Musée d’Orsay

Paris Museums