NGV International

24 Jun 16 – 18 Sep 16

Edgar Degas is one of the most celebrated artists associated with French Impressionism. The art he made over more than fifty years of constant creativity and renewal embraces painting, drawing, printmaking, monotypes, sculpture and photography, and has had an immense impact on modern and contemporary art. Modern life as he experienced it in nineteenth-century Paris provided Degas with a repertoire of motifs he explored with endless variation and innovation; from scenes of work and industry to ballet and the theatre, racecourses and boudoirs. This sweeping exhibition brings together more than 200 works by Degas from dozens of collections worldwide, offering a fresh and dynamic reappraisal of this legendary artist’s genius.

Photography welcome, some exclusions apply. Please refer to artwork labels.
Please note: handheld devices only, no flash, selfie sticks or tripods permitted.


Pre-loaded devices available for hire from the Ticket Desk.

The Life of Degas

The NGV through Degas's Eyes


Creative Victoria Mazda The University of Melbourne Corrs Chambers Westgarth Dulux Yering Station The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Musée d'Orsay Image Map Image Map
Works in this exhibition are protected under the Australian Government's Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Scheme. Find out more