Exhibition On Screen 2018-19 Season, Cape Cinema
Exhibition On Screen 2018-19 Season
It's almost time for the 6th season of Exhibition On Screen films featuring some of the world's greatest artists. Join us for screenings of three new entries into the series and the return of Rembrandt! Art lovers should also head over here and look into the first season of a new, upcoming series Great Art On Screen!! Catch a show on a Tuesday night at 7:00 pm or the following Monday afternoon at 1:30.
Individual Tickets: Adults: $14 | Seniors: $12 | Children: $10 | Cinema & Art Museum Members: $10
RembrandtTuesday, April 16th & Monday, April 22nd
Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated but this major show hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum was an event like no other.
Given privileged access to both galleries the film documents this landmark exhibition, whilst interweaving Rembrandt’s life story, with behind-the-scenes preparations at these world famous institutions. Exploring many of the exhibition’s key works, through contributions from specially invited guests including curators and leading art historians, this EXHIBITION ON SCREEN favourite makes a welcome return to the big screen.
For many, Rembrandt is the greatest artist that ever lived and this deeply moving film seeks to explore the truth about the man behind the legend.
Running time: 85 minutes
Van Gogh & JapanTuesday, June 18th & Monday, June 24th
“I envy the Japanese” Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. In the exhibition on which this film is based – VAN GOGH & JAPAN at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – one can see why. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art.
One cannot understand Van Gogh without understanding how Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh. Visiting the new galleries of Japanese art in Paris and thrn creating his own image of Japan – through in-depth research, print collecting and detailed discussions with other artists – Van Gogh’s encounter with Japanese artworks gave his work a new and exciting direction.
After leaving Paris for the south of France – to what he thought of as near to a kind of Japan as he could find – the productive and yet troubled years that followed must all be seen in the context of Van Gogh bending Japanese influences to his will and defining himself as a modern artist with clear Asian precursors.
In this little known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how important his study of Japan was. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore the remarkable heritage that so affected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of today.
Running time: 85 minutes