Renowned French artist Edgar Degas’ ‘The Ballet Class’ from the ‘Degas at the Opéra’ exhibition, at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France. Photo: Alamy

How Edgar Degas revealed Paris opera’s magic and murkiness – without actually being there

  • ‘Degas at the Opéra’, an exhibition showing at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, shows the French artist as a fabulist, his art coming from the imagination
  • Casting off false notions about Degas frees us to perceive the Paris Opéra’s significance to him
Topic |   Art

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Renowned French artist Edgar Degas’ ‘The Ballet Class’ from the ‘Degas at the Opéra’ exhibition, at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France. Photo: Alamy
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Yante Ismail poses in front of her mural Keep Your Laws off My Body, painted on a wall in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. She is one of a number of women artists taking their art out into the city’s streets. Photo: Sharon Lam

Female street artists in Malaysia use walls to challenge stereotypes and start a conversation about diversity and gender roles

  • On the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysian women are using public art to express their feelings about issues such as female empowerment
  • They talk about reactions to their work, taking it to the next level, and the transience of outdoor art
Topic |   Gender equality

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Yante Ismail poses in front of her mural Keep Your Laws off My Body, painted on a wall in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. She is one of a number of women artists taking their art out into the city’s streets. Photo: Sharon Lam
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