The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch
Sunday October 29 at 2pm
Directed by David Bickerstaff
Running time: 90 minutes
After 500 years Bosch’s paintings still shock and fascinate us. Delve into the vivid imagination of this true visionary.
Who was Hieronymus Bosch? Why do his strange and fantastical paintings resonate with people now more than ever? How does he bridge the medieval and Renaissance worlds? Where did his unconventional and timeless creations come from? Discover the answers to these questions and more with this remarkable new film from EXHIBITION ON SCREEN directed by David Bickerstaff.
The Curious World of Hieronymus Bosch features the exhibition ‘Jheronimus Bosch – Visions of Genius’ at Het Noordbrabants Museum in the southern Netherlands, which brought the majority of Bosch’s paintings and drawings together for the first time to his home town of Den Bosch and attracted almost half a million art lovers from all over the world. With his fascinating life revealed plus the details and stories within his works seen like never before, don’t miss this cinematic exploration of a great creative genius.
“One of the most important exhibitions of our century”. The Guardian
“A once-in-a-lifetime show”. The Financial Times
“One helluva homecoming”. The New York Times
Image: Hieronymus Bosch, Saint John the Baptist in Meditation, 1485-1510.
With kind permission from the Museo Lázaro Galliano.
The Kiss by Gustav Klimt
Sunday January 28 2:00 - 4:00pm
The Kiss by Gustav Klimt is one of the most recognised and reproduced paintings in the world. It is perhaps the most popular poster on student dorm walls from Beijing to Boston.
Painted in Vienna around 1908, the evocative image of an unknown embracing couple has captivated viewers with its mystery, sensuality and dazzling materials ever since it was created. But just what lies behind the appeal of the painting – and just who was the artist that created it?
Delving into the details of real gold, decorative designs, symbolism and simmering erotica, a close study of the painting takes us to the remarkable turn of the century Vienna when a new world was battling with the old.
Klimt was a titan of the Art Nouveau movement, creating decadent new worlds which merged tender sensuality, ancient mythology and radical modernity.
Discover the scandalous life and the rich tapestry of extraordinary influences behind one of the world’s favourite paintings.
From the director of ‘Frida Kahlo’ and ‘Mary Cassatt – Painting the Modern Woman’ comes a powerful, gripping and passionate new film.
Directed by Ali Ray
Running time: 90 minutes