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John Singer Sargent:
Fashion & Swagger

Sedona International Film Festival presents the Exhibition on Screen series with “John Singer Sargent: Fashion & Swagger”. The film will premiere in Sedona on Tuesday and Sunday, April 16 and 21 at the festival’s Alice Gill-Sheldon Sheldon Theatre.

John Singer Sargent is known as the greatest portrait artist of his era. What made his ‘swagger’ portraits remarkable was his power over his sitters, what they wore and how they were presented to the audience. Through interviews with curators, contemporary fashionistas and style influencers, Exhibition on Screen’s film will examine how Sargent’s unique practice has influenced modern art, culture and fashion.

Filmed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Tate Britain, London, the exhibition reveals Sargent’s power to express distinctive personalities, power dynamics and gender identities during this fascinating period of cultural reinvention. Alongside 50 paintings by Sargent sit stunning items of clothing and accessories worn by his subjects, drawing the audience into the artist’s studio.

Sargent’s sitters were often wealthy, their clothes costly, but what happens when you turn yourself over to the hands of a great artist? The manufacture of public identity is as controversial and contested today as it was at the turn of the 20th century, but somehow Sargent’s work transcends the social noise and captures an alluring truth with each brush stroke.

Step into the glittering world of fashion, scandal and shameless self-promotion that made John Singer Sargent the painter who defined an era.

Explore the unique creative process of the late 19th century’s favorite portrait artist and the way in which his portraits captured the spirit of a vibrant and rapidly changing age.

The Exhibition on Screen Series is generously sponsored by Goldenstein Gallery.

“John Singer Sargent: Fashion & Swagger” will be shown at the Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre on Tuesday and Sunday, April 16 and 21 at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 general admission, or $13 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177 or online at the BUY TICKETS link above. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona.



Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre
2030 W. S.R. 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336 United States
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(928) 282-1177