Run time: 90 mins

One of history’s most celebrated artists John Singer Sargent is the latest to be studied in Seventh Art’s Exhibition on Screen series.


Filmed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Tate Britain, London, this exhibition film delves into the enigmatic world of Sargent, revealing his unparalleled ability to depict distinct personalities and societal dynamics amidst cultural upheaval.


Renowned as the greatest portrait artist of his era, Sargent’s "swagger" portraits are examined through interviews with curators, contemporary fashionistas and cultural influencers. The film explores how his unique approach influenced modern art, culture and fashion, offering a fascinating glimpse into his studio. Through 50 paintings and accompanying garments, viewers are transported into Sargent’s world, where fashion, scandal and self-promotion reign supreme.


Sargent’s sitters, often wealthy and adorned in costly attire, surrendered themselves to his artistic vision. Yet, amid the debates over public identity, Sargent’s work transcended societal noise, revealing a knowing truth with each brushstroke. His portraits encapsulate the spirit of a vibrant and rapidly changing age, offering a unique perspective on late 19th-century culture. This carefully crafted film pays tribute to Sargent’s enduring mastery and his lasting impact on art and the broader cultural landscape.


Tuesday 23rd April
02:00 pm
Tuesday 23rd April
07:30 pm
Wednesday 17th April
19:30
Saturday 20th April
19:00
Thursday 18th April
14:00
Thursday 18th April
19:30
Friday 19th April
14:00
Friday 19th April
19:30
LAST FEW SEATS
Tuesday 23rd April
14:00
Tuesday 23rd April
19:30
Thursday 25th April
14:00
Thursday 25th April
19:30
Sunday 28th April
18:00
Monday 29th April
14:00
Tuesday 30th April
14:00
Tuesday 30th April
19:30