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Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection

Exhibition on Screen: Degas: Passion for Perfection

Age Certificate

Directed by David Bickerstaff

Journey from the streets of Paris to the heart of a superb exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, whose extensive collection of Degas’ works is the most representative in Britain.

With exclusive access to view rare and diverse works, this film tells a fascinating story of Degas’ pursuit for perfection through both experimentation with new techniques and lessons learnt from studying the past masters.

Sometimes frustrated by his own failings, Degas was consumed by obsessive principles and failing eye sight but his determination to capture everyday life was evident in every mark he made. 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 a more complex truth behind one of the most influential French artists of the late 19th-century and serves as an exploration of the complex workings of Degas’ artistic mind.

Released: 2018

Part of Event Cinema

Part of Event Cinema
Southwold Arts Centre
St Edmunds Hall
Cumberland Road
IP18 6JP

Promoting Group:

Southwold Library



Screening 1

10:30 (Doors open 10:00)

Screening 2

19:30 (Doors open 19:00)

Screening 3

14:30 (Doors open 14:00)

Screening 4

14:30 (Doors open 14:00)


Ticket Booking

Booking from Southwold Library, Southwold Arts Centre and

Ticket Prices

General Admission - £8.00

Additional Information

Refreshments available.