‘Manet: Portraying Life,’ Documentary on Royal Academy Show

Now Mr. Grabsky is back with “Manet: Portraying Life,” a film he directed with Ben Harding about the exhibition of the same title that runs through Sunday at the Royal Academy in London.

The show features about 50 portraits and related works by Manet, the 19th-century French realist who is considered, as the documentary rightly says, “the father of modern painting.” The film devoted to it will be screened in theaters in 30 countries including the United States and Britain, on Thursday. Over the next six months Mr. Grabsky will also introduce films covering exhibitions of Munch at two museums in Oslo and Vermeer back at the National Gallery.

Mr. Grabsky’s formula is relatively simple: Find an exhibition of a great European painter. Hire

Article source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/movies/manet-portraying-life-documentary-on-royal-academy-show.html?pagewanted=all

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