Clark Art Institute shows film exploring Tintoretto’s Art

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Discover the life and masterpieces of one of the three great painters of the Venetian Renaissance—Jacopo Tintoretto—through the film Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice, showing at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday, January 18, at 2 p.m. The film will be screened in the Clark’s auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center.

Called the “first cinema director in history” by Jean-Paul Sartre, Tintoretto is perhaps best known for his larger-than-life paintings with figures dramatically staged. Since most of his works are still located in museums and collections in Venice, the film provides a rare opportunity for a wide audience to see the works of one of the great Renaissance masters.

Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice immerses audiences in the life of this sixteenth-century artist. Narrated by two-time Academy Award nominee Helena Bonham Carter, cinema audiences visit places that evoke and preserve the memory of the painter, including the State Archives, the Doge’s Palace, St. Mark’s Square, the Church of San Rocco, and more, all in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Tintoretto’s birth.

Run time is 90 minutes. Tickets are $12.50 ($10 for members) and can be purchased online or at the door. All ticket sales are nonrefundable. Learn more at clarkart.edu or by calling 413 458 0524.

This film is part of the Exhibition on Screen film series. The next in the series is Lucian Freud: A Self Portrait, airing Saturday, March 7, at 1 pm.

ABOUT THE CLARK

The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions internationally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 275,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm; open daily in July and August. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums. For more information on these programs and more, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.

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