Directed by Phil Grabsky, 87 mins., UK
On Museum Night, Documentary Film Center and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art will screen The Impressionists.
Director, screenwriter and producer Phil Grabsky makes documentaries about the most interesting exhibitions around the world. This time, he turns his camera on the The National Gallery exhibition dedicated to the Paris art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel. The show brought together around 80 works from the biggest museums in the United States, Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Japan, and Germany and included paintings by Renoir, Monet, Degas, Pissarro, Sisley, and Manet.
A friend of many of the Impressionists, Durand-Ruel was also the first dealer to support them. Purchasing their works, he exhibited them in France, Great Britain, and the United States. It is due to him that the Russian art collectors Sergei Shchukin and Ivan Morozov started buying Impressionist paintings.
Apart from telling the story of this extraordinary dealer, the film looks into the lives of the artists with whom he worked, their inspirations and the stories behind their most famous works.
The screening is introduced by Garage’s Kira Kheyfets.
The documentary is shown in English with Russian subtitles.
To book, please follow the link: http://www.cdkino.ru/event/23461/
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