Orsay seen by Christodoulos Panayiotou & Degas at the Opera
LUX S. 1003 334. Orsay seen by Christodoulos Panayiotou
Across a wide range of forms, including sculpture, painting, photography, found objects and installations, the work of artist Christodoulos Panayiotou unveils the narratives hidden in the material traces of history and time. For this project, he has confronted the complex inscriptions of time in the museum, in an ensemble of works conceived by and with the musée d’Orsay.
Degas at the Opera
Throughout his career, from his beginnings in the 1860s to his final works after 1900, Degas made the Opera the central point of his work, his “own room”. He explores the various spaces – hall and stage, dressing rooms, foyer, dance hall -, attaches himself to those who populate them, dancers, singers, orchestra musicians, spectators, subscribers in black clothes haunting the wings. This closed universe is a microcosm with infinite possibilities and allows all kinds of experimentation: multiplicity of points of view, contrast of lighting, movement studies and gesture truth.