A fresh new look at Monet, who is arguably the world’s favourite artist – through his own words
Following the success of the previous seasons of Exhibition on Screen productions screened at Nouveau, the fourth season is scheduled to launch locally from Saturday, 25 February with award-winning director Phil Grabsky’s feature-length documentary film about one of the world’s most famous artists, titled I, Claude Monet.
I, Claude Monet releases on Saturday, 25 February for four screenings only: 25 February, and 01 and 02 March at 19:30, and on 26 February at 14:30 – at Rosebank Nouveau in Johannesburg, Brooklyn Nouveau in Pretoria, Gateway Nouveau in Durban and at V&A Nouveau in Cape Town.
Based on over 2500 letters and narrated by Henry Goodman, I, Claude Monet reveals new insight into the man who not only painted the picture that gave birth to impressionism but who was perhaps the most influential and successful painter of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Monet’s life is a gripping tale, an endless quest, about a man who, behind his sun-dazzled canvases, suffered from feelings of depression, loneliness and even suicide. However, as his art developed and his love of gardening led to his glorious series of paintings depicting his Giverny garden, his humour, insight and love of life are revealed.
The film, shot on location throughout Europe at the very spots where Monet painted some of his most iconic paintings, I, Claude Monet is a fresh and intimate cinematic exploration of some of the most loved painted scenes in western art.
Following I, Claude Monet, which screens from 25 February, are: The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism on 15 April; The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch on 06 May; and Michelangelo: Love and Death from 17 June. These films take cinema audiences behind the scenes to discover what lies behind the artists and their paintings, both creatively and technically. What each artwork reveals about the artist and the particular historical period is also uncovered.
Filmed exclusively for cinema at the exhibitions and on location, this ground-breaking series allows art lovers worldwide to enjoy, marvel at and delight in the amazing works of some of history’s most foremost painters on the big screen and in stunning high definition.
With Exhibition on Screen, award-winning arts documentary maker Phil Grabsky & Seventh Art Productions are again set to delight art lovers in more than 40 countries, including South Africa.
The running time of this production is 100 minutes.
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