Degas à l’Opéra
Henry Loyrette and various authors
Musée d'Orsay & RMN, 2019
Throughout his career, from his beginnings in the 1860s to his ultimate works beyond 1900, Degas made the Opera the central point of his work, his “room to him”. He explores the various spaces – room and stage, lodges, foyer, dance hall -, attaches to those who populate them, dancers, singers, musicians of the orchestra, spectators, subscribers in black clothes haunting the scenes. This closed universe is a microcosm with infinite possibilities and allows all experiments: multiple points of view, contrast lighting, study of movement and the truth of the gesture. IN FRENCH !