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Exhibition September 20, 2017 − May 7, 2018

Drawn in color: Degas from Barell

This fall visitors The national gallery in London had a unique opportunity to see rare works by Edgar Degas from collection Barell. Most of these pictures first show outside of Glasgow. Interestingly, the exhibition is timed to the centenary of the death of the great impressionist.

Sir William Barell at the time he assembled one of the finest collections of the works of Degas in the world, he selected works that represent each period of the artist. All patterns Barell gave the city of Glasgow in 1944.

The exhibition "Drawn in color: Degas from Barell" consists of three sections: "Modern life", "Dancers" and "Personal worlds". Each of the sections will allow to learn more about the work of Degas to explore his artistic style and explore the little-known French works of the Creator.

13 pastels, 3 figures and 4 oil paintings, imported from the Scottish city, are exhibited side by side with a selection from its collection of galleries and pictures provided by several other funds. All works connected with the collection of Barilla stylistically or thematically (favorite subjects of Degas image: horse racing, the ballet, women in toilet).

Degas was one of the greatest innovators of his time. He tirelessly experimented with materials and techniques that eventually helped him to develop his own unique style. The artist was showing Parisian life as it is, from different sides: from the elegant spectators and jockeys on the racetrack before the tired girls, Ironing the Laundry in the basement workshops.

"Incomparable collection of pastels will be a revelation to visitors," says Christopher Riopelle, curator of the exhibition. The exposition will be open from 20 September 2017 7 may 2018.