Exhibition on Screen: The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism

Exhibition on Screen: The Artists Garden: American Impressionism

Exhibition on Screen - 2016/17 Season

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN brings blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries around the world to cinemas. These films not only provide international audiences with the opportunity to see exhibitions they wouldn’t otherwise be able to view, they also afford those that have attended the exhibitions with greater detail and insights – providing an in-depth unique account of each exhibition. Filmed exclusively for cinema at the exhibitions and on location, this ground-breaking series allows art lovers worldwide to enjoy, marvel and delight at the works of some of history’s greatest ever painters on the big screen, in stunning high definition.

Our opening sessions on each Exhibition on Screen film include a presentation from the University of Tasmania's School of Art lecturer Chris Arneaud-Clarke on the featured artist - a special opportunity not to be missed!

The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement

  • Synopsis
  • Following the smash hit Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse from Season 3 of EXHIBITION ON SCREEN comes a new film based on the hugely popular exhibition ‘The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement’ from the Florence Griswold Museum in Connecticut, widely considered a home of American impressionism.

    American impressionism took its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet but followed its own path that over a thirty-year period reveals as much about America as a nation as it does about a much-loved artistic movement.

    The story of American impressionism is closely tied to a love of gardens and a desire to preserve nature in a rapidly urbanizing nation. Travelling to studios, gardens and famous locations throughout the Eastern United States, UK and France, this mesmerising film is a feast for the eyes.


    In his third presentation for the State Cinema’s EXHIBITION ON SCREEN series, Chris Arneaud-Clarke will consider why people paint flowers, reflecting on the work of unconventional American Impressionist, Jane Peterson, and her boldly colourful “flower portraits”.

    This special presentation follows the opening screening of The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement and is proudly presented by the Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania.
  • Classification
  • E, 100 mins
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  • Genre
  • Documentary
  • Running Time
  • 100 minutes

Michelangelo: Love and Death

  • Synopsis
  • To coincide with a glorious new exhibition at the National Gallery of London, this film offers a full and fresh biography of Michelangelo who, with Leonardo, is considered one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance – and perhaps of all time. This film explores his relationship with his contemporaries and his immense artistic practice that included painting, sculpture and architecture. Among the works explored are the universally adored David in Florence, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the Manchester Madonna (today at the National Gallery).

    This major new film goes to the heart of just who was this tempestuous, passionate giant of art history.
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  • Not yet rated
  • Genre
  • Documentary