Orsay invites you to discover two sacred monsters of painting in its Manet Degas exhibition

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Orsay invites you to discover two sacred monsters of painting in its Manet Degas exhibition

With a glance, their hands were put at the service of their technique and offered us masterpieces of eternally frozen moments. Through their works, the Manet Degas exhibition plunges you into the heart of a friendship between two sacred monsters of painting.

Booster2Success invites you to feed your creativity in one of the most beautiful museums in the world…

The meeting of two worlds: the exhibition Manet Degas sheds light on the artistic contrasts of the two painters

They shared a century, artistic movements and common subjects. Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas have marked the history of art with their unique brushstrokes. But if everything brings these two artists together, both their styles and personalities make them true opposites. Manet shocks, breaks the codes and avoids the trends. Degas is avant-garde, refuses to be put in a box and has no artistic limits. The Manet Degas exhibition in Orsay traces the special relationship between the two men through their paintings.

edouard manet la femme au chat painting manet degas exhibition

The friendship between Degas and Manet surpasses their very different tastes for cultural and artistic activities such as literature or music. Both from middle-class families, they turned to their common love of art. Their rivalry was only matched by their complicity, that same one strengthened after the Franco-German war of 1870 in which both men participated. Their artistic development differs but their subjects remain common, their styles complementing each other perfectly. One admires the other, as evidenced by the many portraits of Manet painted by Degas.

manet degas exhibition orsay monsieur et madame manet portrait by degas

In this exhibition Manet Degas, the Musée d’Orsay has enriched its collection of approximately 200 works around a chronological route, enabling the exploration of both painters’ artistic work from their youth to the end of their lives.

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Edgar degas vieille italienne 1857 painting

A collection of grandiose works: Manet Degas exhibition will inspire you

Booster2Success invites you to stop time in the heart of one of the greatest museums in the world. The Musée d’Orsay has brought together the most emblematic works of the two artists with more than 200 paintings, sketches and letters forming an artistic circuit around both their similarities and differences. You will by the way be able to find there an emblematic artwork of our team building scavenger hunt at the Musée d’Orsay: Manet’s Olympia.

l'olympia edouard manet painting Manet Degas exhibition

The layout of the works chosen for the exhibition Manet Degas confronts both artists’ paintings on common themes. From portraits to horse racing, their complementary styles draw the eye to the dissimilarities and similarities of each work and invite the viewer to contemplate them fully.

Recharge your batteries and boost your creativity through the Manet Degas exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris! Booster2Success went to meet these two geniuses of painting and now invites you to discover (or rediscover!) the crossed destinies of both these prodigious artists…

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