Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Manet: Portraying life

Director: Phil Grabsky and Ben Harding

A movie of a Manet exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts which features over 50 portraits and related works. Annotated throughout by experts, Manet: portraying life celebrates the father of modern painting. Intercut with additional interviews and segments that detail the artist’s life, visit his hometown as well as revealing how exhibitions of this kind come together this is a very interesting documentary. Those who know little about Manet will find a more than useful introduction to the man and his art. If you cannot attend in person then tis is truly the next best thing.


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