Among the major highlights of the exhibition—Degas’ visual and literary inspiration, subject matter and themes in his work—is the focus on the artist’s transformation and development of style.
The accompanying exhibition, “Degas’ World: The Rage for Change,” just opened on Friday and continues through May 3.
If you can’t make it to Canberra, you can view a gallery of the included works and trailers of the exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia’s website.
Edgar Degas, The Dance Class (c. 1873; oil on canvas, 47.6 x 62.2 cm). The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. William A Clark Collection, 1926