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

Paul Gaugin The Prints – Exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zurich

Have you visited the Paul Gaugin Exhibition at the Kunsthaus Zurich? Running until the 20th January 2013 it explores the small but diverse and innovative repertoire of graphic works, most of them woodcuts that Gaugin created. Paul Gauguin (1848 – 1903) is universally celebrated as one of the founding fathers of modern painting but it is in woodcuts that he found the ideal expressive medium for his non-illusionistic style.

The exhibition presents almost the whole of Gauguin’s graphic work, with some 60 plates of supreme quality and the utmost rarity. For more information click here.

You can also buy some of the prints as posters at the Kunsthaus Shop if you are looking for a souvenir!

Photo: courtesy of Kunsthaus Zurich