Exhibition on Screen: Manet Portraying Life

Award-winning arts documentary maker Phil Grabsky, has launched a ground-breaking project to connect major exhibitions from across the world. This global first aims to allow art lovers to enjoy, marvel and delight at the works of some of history’s greatest ever painters. PhilGrabskyfilms.com in association with Seventh Art Productions and BY Experience, (pioneers of global cinema events) have created a series of ground-breaking art event films for cinema: EXHIBITION: Great Art On Screen.

Manet Portraying Life

This eagerly awaited exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts was the first ever retrospective devoted to the portraiture of Edouard Manet. Spanning this enigmatic and, at times, controversial artist’s entire career Manet: Portraying Life brought together works from across Europe, Asia and the USA.

Manet’s portraiture has never been explored in exhibition form, despite it forming around half of his artistic output. He painted his family, friends and the literary, political and artistic figures of the day, giving life not only to his subjects but also to Parisian society. The exhibition consisted of more than 50 works; including portraits of his most frequent sitter, his wife Suzanne Leenhoff, luminaries of the period; Antonin Proust, Émile Zola and Stéphane Mallarmé, along with scenes from everyday life revealing Manet’s forward-thinking, modern approach to portraiture.

The film revealed exclusive behind-the-scenes moments of the exhibition’s preparation, which normally go unseen by the public, and interwove a detailed, superbly crafted biography of Manet and 19th century Paris. Host Tim Marlow and special guests looked at the craft of one of the all-time great artists, the ‘father of modern art’.

Duration: 90 mins

Special Offer

Tickets are £4 each or see all three films for £10.

Films include:
Munch 150
Vermeer and Music

Exhibition on Screen website.

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