‘Degas and the Ballet： Picturing Movement’
This app has been produced to coincide with the landmark exhibition ‘Degas and the Ballet： Picturing Movement’ at the Royal Academy of Arts. Based on the exhibition’s audio guide with added visual content， it focuses on Edgar Degas’s preoccupation with movement as an artist of the dance.
Produced by Antenna International and the Royal Academy of Arts， this app traces the development of the artist’s ballet imagery throughout his career， from the documentary mode of the early 1870s to the sensuous expressiveness of his final years.
This exhibition is the first to present Degas’s progressive engagement with the figure in movement in the context of parallel advances in photography and early film； indeed， the artist was keenly aware of these technological developments and often directly involved with them.
•Explore 29 of the exhibition’s key works with pinch-zoom images， slideshows and videos
•Listen to expert audio commentary from the exhibition’s co-curators Richard Kendall， Jill DeVonyar and Ann Dumas
•Discover more about the artist’s life with illustrated timelines
•Watch a short film to find out more about the Paris that Degas would have known.
For more information about the exhibition see www.royalacademy.org.uk