Edward Degas Exhibition at Fondation Beyeler in Basel till January

Degas Exhibition, FOndation Beyler, Basel

Fancy a trip outside Zurich to see some of the work by the acclaimed artist Edward Degas? Until the 27th January his work will be on show at the Fondation Beyeler in Basel.

Alongside van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin, Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is considered one of the major pioneers of modern art. Yet Degas exhibitions are a rare occurrence. After putting Impressionism behind him in about 1880, Degas reached the undoubted culmination of his art in his daring and unique late work. The Fondation Beyeler’s comprehensive exhibition is devoted to this late work with its richness of techniques and motifs, presenting renowned depictions of dancers and jockeys, female nudes and landscapes.

There is even a “Degas Soirée” on December 7th 2012  from 6pm – 9 pm with reduced admission fees for visitors up to age 25 as well a “curator’s tour” in German too.  To read more about this click here. Alternatively you could sign up for the special tour of the collection together with a 3 course meal at the gallery.  For tickets click here.

Photos: MySwitzerland.com and Fondation Beyeler