Beginning with MANET: PORTRAYING LIFE, Cinestudio presents a series showcasing the world's greatest fine art exhibitions, uniquely created for cinema audiences & coming via satellite to our theater.
In London, the critics are raving about MANET. The Times says "A rare opportunity to see some of the finest works of the artist. ***** five stars". The Daily Telegraph raved "An UNFORGETTABLE show! The shifting ground between portraiture and genre is explored in all its complexity in a ground-breaking new exhibition. **** five stars!" And The Independent says the exhibition is "full of astonishment and unmissable". The exhibition consists of more than 50 works; among them are portraits of Manet's most frequent sitters and scenes from everyday life revealing Manet's forward-thinking, modern approach.
Multi-Award-winning arts documentary maker, Phil Grabsky says "I have been driven by the desire to share the thrill of great exhibitions with everyone from Kansas City to Adelaide, Osaka to Naples, and Glasgow to Cape Town. To be launching with three stunning shows from three top-notch venues is an absolute thrill. If you can't get to the Royal Academy you have to see the film. And if you are lucky enough to get a ticket to the Royal Academy, then you'll want to see the film even more!"
Echoing Grabsky's comments, Tim Marlow adds "I think that standing face to face with some of the greatest works of art ever made is one of the most powerful experiences in life. 'Exhibition' gives us the opportunity to convey something of this power in a cinematic format which brings the viewer as close to the real thing as possible. Sometimes, the camera reveals even more than the naked eye ..."
Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts, said, "We are very excited to be working with Phil Grabsky and Tim Marlow to produce the film Manet: Portraying Life at the Royal Academy of Arts. The RA's exhibition is the first major show of Manet's portraits, bringing together works from international collections and private lenders to UK audiences for the first time."
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