Exhibition on Screen is a pioneering film series,. Working with top international museums and galleries, their films offer a cinematic immersion into the world’s best loved art combined with detailed artist biographies. Since launching, Exhibition on Screen films have been enjoyed by over one million people in over 50 countries.
From the director Phil Grabsky, “We offer an opportunity to see the exhibition if you don’t live in the country of the show. We offer expert analysis, biography of the artist, behind-the-scenes, all those hidden nooks and crannies that you and I can’t normally get to. What I’ve been delighted to recognise is that there is a different and much stronger emotional connection with a cinema screen than with a television screen. And if you can’t get to stand in front of that particular painting, on your own, this is the next best thing, I’m absolutely sure about that.”
The spectacular sculptures and paintings of Michelangelo seem so familiar to us, but what do we really know about this renaissance genius? Who was this ambitious and passionate man?
A virtuoso craftsman, Michelangelo’s artistry is evident in everything he touched. Beautiful and diverse works such as the towering statue of David, the deeply moving Pietà in the Papal Basilica of St. Peter and his tour-de-force, the Sistine Chapel ceiling still leave us breathless today.