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Exhibition on Screen: Manet (PG)

Afternoon Arts

Edouard Manet, The Railway, 1873

This film brings together behind-the-scenes access to the Royal Academy of Arts' 2013 retrospective devoted to Edouard Manet's portraiture and a superbly crafted biography of the artist.

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.

Host Tim Marlow and special guests look at the craft of one of the all-time great artists, the ‘father of modern art’.

Tagged with: Cinema Afternoon Arts

UK 2013 Dir Phil Grabsky, Ben Harding 


Barbican Cinema 2