The Burrell Collection holds one of the greatest collections of works by French Impressionist Degas. They are rarely seen in public, and the National Gallery's exhibition will be the first time that twenty of the pastels have been shown outside of Scotland since they were acquired.
Degas was one of the greatest innovators of his age, pursuing a vision that was distinct from his fellow Impressionists. He constantly experimented with different materials, particularly pastels, which he came to prefer over oil paint.
The exhibition will also include some works from the National Gallery's own collection, offering a unique insight into the practices of a complex and intensely private artist.
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