Together with the first autumn rains and hot chocolates, art is back on the big screen! Also this year the agenda of movies dedicated to art and its protagonists is extraordinarily rich. Here is the first part of the events proposed for the year 2018/2019.
Salvador Dalì. In search of immortality
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of his death, this magical season of films dedicated to art will be opened by one of the most imaginative, impetuous and unpredictable artists of the 20th century: Salvador Dalí. On September 24, 25 and 26, thousands of art lovers will be able to enjoy the docu-film to get a closer look at the soul of the Spanish painter and explore the spaces he designed – which have contributed to shaping his immortality. The docu-film is a journey that will show the life and work of a man who knew shape the art of the twentieth century as a few, putting a spotlight also on Gala, his muse and collaborator.
Salvador Dalí, In Search of Immortality.
Klimt & Schiele. Eros and psyche
On October 22, 23 and 24, it will be the turn of the golden age of Klimt and Schiele. On the occasion of the centenary of the Schiele’s death, the film will guide the spectators into the halls of the Albertina, Belvedere, Kunsthistorisches, Leopold, Freud and Wien Museum, in order to rediscover the thriving Central European season: a magical period for art, literature and music, which has given voice to the restlessness and desires of man, themes perfectly interpreted by two of the most extraordinary Austrian artists of all time.
Gustav Klimt, The Kiss, 1907 – 1908, The Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Wien, Austria.
Water lilies of Monet. The magic of water and light
Lovers of Monet and Impressionism will certainly not miss the appointment of 26, 27 and 28 November dedicated to the undisputed master of this artistic movement. The film event focuses on the birth of one of the greatest artworks of the ‘900 and tells the love and obsession of Monet for his water lilies through the garden and the artist’s house in Giverny, but also the Musée D’Orsay, the Orangerie and the Marmottan in Paris, and finally the great exhibition at the Vittoriano, in Rome.
Claude Monet, Water Lilies, circa 1915, Neue Pinakothek, München, Deutschland.
The man who stole Banksy
On December 11 and 12, after the success at the Tribeca Film Festival, the film dedicated to Banksy, the controversial English artist and writer considered one of the leading exponents of street art, arrives at the cinema. The film, narrated by Iggy Pop, will not only show the work of the artist, but will also address issues such as conflicts between cultures, identity and the black market of art, focusing on the debate regarding the commercialization or conservation of street art.
Banksy, Banksy, Man Throwing Flowers, Bethlehem, Palestine.