Cineplex Events is pleased to announce the return of the popular In The Gallery series that gives audiences an inside look at the world’s greatest works of art and art exhibitions. In the fifth season of In the Gallery, art lovers can gain unprecedented access into the lives of renowned master artists Canaletto, David Hockney andPaul Cézanne, their art and the galleries that house their works.
The season will kick off on November 9, 2017 with three new films from EXHIBITION ON SCREEN. Canaletto & the Art of Venice is an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous artist. Audiences will get an up close look at the amazing works of Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney, with David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts, and French post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne with Cézanne - Portraits of a Life.
“We are very proud of our longstanding partnership with EXHIBITION ON SCREEN which for the past five years has brought the works of some of the world’s renowned artists to local theatres,” said Brad LaDouceur, Vice President, Cineplex Events. “A passion for the arts is something that should always be nurtured and if you are unable to travel to a gallery or museum abroad, this is the perfect way to experience a wide range of outstanding work.”
“The films in the new season are extremely strong. The Royal Collection has never allowed access such as this before and the mix of paintings, palaces and Venice is very rich. Hockney is one of the world's favourite living artists and we have privileged access to two of his recent landmark sell-out exhibitions as well as three interviews with him. Cézanne is quite simply one of the greatest artists to have ever lived,” said Phil Grabsky, Executive Producer, EXHIBITION ON SCREEN. “EXHIBITION ON SCREEN is now in 55 countries, but Canada has been a supporter from the start and we have a loyal and growing audience in what is also one of my favourite countries. Now shooting in 4k, the quality of the images that can be seen on cinemas is quite simply staggering – something that has not been possible before. As The Guardian put it, 'EXHIBITION ON SCREEN has become a global phenomenon'.”
This season of Cineplex Events’ In The Gallery will run through May 2018 with additional titles to be announced in the coming weeks.
Canaletto & the Art of Venice – EXHIBITION ON SCREEN
November 9, 2017
Directed by: David Bickerstaff
At The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN open its fifth season with Canaletto & the Art of Venice, an immersive journey into the life and art of Venice’s famous view-painter. No artist better captures the essence and allure of Venice than Giovanni Antonio Canal, better known as Canaletto.
The remarkable group of over 200 paintings, drawings and prints on display in the film offer unparalleled insight into the artistry of Canaletto and his contemporaries, and the city he became a master at capturing. The film also offers the chance to step inside two official royal residences – Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle – to learn more about the artist, and Joseph Smith, the man who introduced Canaletto to Britain.
David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts – EXHIBITION ON SCREEN
January 25, 2018
Directed by: Phil Grabsky
Presented by: Tim Marlow
At the Royal Academy of Arts: A Bigger Picture 2012 & 82 Portraits and One Still Life 2016
Widely considered Britain’s most popular artist, David Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. Now entering his 9th decade, Hockney shows absolutely no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.
Featuring never-before-seen intimate and in-depth interviews with Hockney, this revealing film focuses on two blockbuster exhibitions held in 2012 and 2016 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Director Phil Grabsky secured privileged access to craft this cinematic celebration of a 21st century master of creativity.
Cézanne - Portraits of a Life – EXHIBITION ON SCREEN
March 22, 2018
Directed by: Phil Grabsky
From the National Portrait Gallery London, Musée D’Orsay Paris & National Gallery of Art Washington DC
One of the most talked about exhibitions of the year. Dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, the exhibition opens in Paris before traveling to London and Washington.
One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Cézanne - Portraits of a Life features interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, interviews with his Great-grandson Philippe Cézanne and correspondence from the artist himself. The film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds new light on the life and work of this hugely influential artist.