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Exhibition On Screen: Cinema Season 2022/23
A cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art, accompanied by insights from the world’s leading historians and arts critics.
HOPPER: The Man Who Painted a Vision of America
Directed by Phil Grabsky
Hopper’s work is the most recognisable art in America – popular, praised, and mysterious. Countless painters, photographers, filmmakers and musicians have been influenced by his art – but who was he, and how did a struggling illustrator create such a bounty of notable work?
This new film takes a deep look into Hopper’s art, his life, and his relationships. From his early career as an illustrator; his wife giving up her own promising art career to be his manager; his critical and commercial acclaim; and in his own words – this film explores the enigmatic personality behind the brush…
Combined with expert interviews, diaries, and a startling visual reflection of American life, Hopper brings to life America’s arguably most influential artist.
Hopper is a rare artist whose work is accessible to both the casual and critical observer.
Rothko, Banksy, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, and even The Simpsons have all been inspired by the unique way Hopper captured American life.
Released to coincide with the major Hopper exhibition (Edward Hopper’s New York) at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (Oct 22 – Mar 23).
Cézanne: Portraits of a Life (Encore, 2018)
Directed by Phil Grabsky
One cannot appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Filmed at the National Portrait Gallery in London, with additional interviews from experts and curators from MoMA in New York, National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps one of the least known and yet most important of all the Impressionists.
Narrated by multi-award winning actor Brian Cox.
Exclusive access to the first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Cézanne.
A revealing film about a man dubbed ‘the father of us all’ by Matisse and Picasso.
Released to coincide with a major Cézanne exhibition at Tate Modern (Oct 22 – Mar 23).
“… a film that thoroughly repays careful listening and looking” – The Guardian
Vermeer: The Blockbuster Exhibition
Directed by David Bickerstaff
In the spring of 2023, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will open its doors to the largest Vermeer exhibition in history.
With loans from across the world, this major retrospective will bring together Vermeer’s most famous masterpieces including Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Geographer, The Milkmaid, The Little Street, Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, and Woman Holding a Balance.
This new Exhibition on Screen film invites audiences to a private view of the exhibition, accompanied by the director of the Rijksmuseum and the curator of the show. A truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! As well as bringing Vermeer’s works together, both the Rijksmuseum and the Mauritshuis in the Hague have conducted research into Vermeer’s artistry, his artistic choices and motivations for his compositions, as well as the creative process behind his paintings.
Exclusive access to THE world’s biggest blockbuster exhibition of 2023.
Includes the first time the newly restored Girl Reading a Letter at the Open Window will be displayed.
“We would not have thought it possible that so many museums are willing to lend their masterpieces. With this exhibition we can introduce a new generation to Vermeer’s paintings…” – Taco Dibbits, Director of the Rijksmuseum
Mary Cassatt: Painting the Modern Woman
Directed by Ali Ray
Released to coincide with International Women’s Day.
Mary Cassatt made a career painting the lives of the women around her. Her radical images showed them as intellectual, feminine and real, which was a major shift in the way women appeared in art.
Presenting her astonishing prints, pastels and paintings, this film introduces us to the often-overlooked Impressionist whose own career was as full of contradiction as the women she painted.
She printed, sketched, and painted dozens of images of mothers and children yet she never married or had children herself. She was a classically trained artist but chose to join a group of Parisian radicals – the Impressionists – a movement that transformed the language of art.
The world’s most eminent Cassatt curators and scholars help tell this riveting tale of great social and cultural change; a time when women were fighting for their rights and the language of art was completely re-written. Mary Cassatt and her modern women were at the heart of it all.
Despite being a prolific painter of women, Cassatt detested being described as a ‘woman painter’.
Cassatt was born in America and became one of America’s most well-known artists.
A thrilling encounter with one of the world’s great art capitals.
Directed by David Bickerstaff
Based on a major exhibition at the Ashmolean in Oxford, Tokyo Stories spans 400 years of incredibly dynamic art – ranging from the delicate woodblock prints of Hokusai and Hiroshige, to Pop Art posters, contemporary photography, Manga, film, and brand-new artworks that were created on the streets.
The exhibition was a smash-hit five-star success and brought a younger and more diverse audience to the museum. The film uses the exhibition as a launchpad to travel to Tokyo itself, and explore the art and artists of the city more fully.
A beautifully illustrated and richly detailed film, looking at a city which has undergone constant destruction and renewal over its 400-year history, resulting in one of the most vibrant and interesting cities on the planet…
A celebration of Tokyo: one of the world’s most creative, dynamic and fascinating cities.
This film tells the stories of the artists and people who have made Tokyo famous for its boundless drive for the new and innovative.
“Tokyo has a powerful engine that just doesn’t stop. There is an energy, a particular floating power in Tokyo. Whatever happens, this city gets rebuilt again and continues to move forwards.” – Machida Kumi