Paramount On Screen: EXHIBITION ON SCREEN™ – John Singer Sargent: Fashion & Swagger
Movies | 04/24/2024 | 7:00 PM
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Directed by David Bickerstaff
Running Time: 90 minutes
John Singer Sargent is known as the greatest portrait artist of his era. What made his ‘swagger’ portraits remarkable was his power over his sitters, what they wore, and how they were presented to the audience. Through interviews with curators, contemporary fashionistas, and style influencers, Exhibition on Screen™’s film will examine how Sargent’s unique practice has influenced modern art, culture, and fashion.
Filmed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Tate Britain, London, the exhibition reveals Sargent’s power to express distinctive personalities, power dynamics and gender identities during this fascinating period of cultural reinvention. Alongside 50 paintings by Sargent sit stunning items of clothing and accessories worn by his subjects, drawing the audience into the artist’s studio.
Sargent’s sitters were often wealthy, their clothes costly, but what happens when you turn yourself over to the hands of a great artist? The manufacture of public identity is as controversial and contested today as it was at the turn of the 20th century, but somehow Sargent’s work transcends the social noise and captures an alluring truth with each brush stroke.
About EXHIBITION ON SCREEN™:
Working with all the world’s major international museums and galleries, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN™ creates films that offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best-loved art, accompanied by insights from the world’s leading historians and art critics. Since launching in 2011, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN™ has released 22 films that have been shown in over 60 countries worldwide.
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN™ is produced and distributed in the UK by award-winning filmmaker Phil Grabsky and his production company Seventh Art Productions. They have also created the Great Composers cinema series and the highly acclaimed ITV series Great Art.
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