Exhibition on Screen: John Singer Sargent


Exhibition on Screen: John Singer Sargent

Wednesday 24th April 2024 - Saturday 27th April 2024

Dir. David Bickerstaff, UK, 90 mins.

Step into the glittering world of fashion, scandal and shameless self-promotion that made John Singer Sargent the painter who defined an era.

Sargent is known as the greatest portrait artist of his era. 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, 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. 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.

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 Wednesday 24th Apr 2024  6:00pm
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 Saturday 27th Apr 2024  2:30pm
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