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Film Programs
Lines of Transmission: Cinema and Art History

January 12 at 2:00 p.m.
West Building Lecture Hall

Richard I. Suchenski, speaker
This lecture can be viewed here.

In an illustrated talk, Richard I. Suchenski discusses the cinematic reworking of aesthetic currents, narrative structures, and iconographic patterns that have persisted throughout the history of art. Lines of Transmission: Cinema and Art History uses examples from films by Sergei Eisenstein, Andrei Tarkovsky, Michelangelo Antonioni, and other notable filmmakers together with paintings, sculpture, and graphic works from the collection of the National Gallery of Art. It highlights cinema’s capacity to transform the energies of other art forms into an integrated audiovisual experience and the ways in which ambitious films have sustained and reinvigorated aesthetic traditions — even while disrupting more established forms of viewing. Suchenski is associate professor of film and electronic arts at Bard College. (Approximately 60 minutes)

still from Nostalghia (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983)
courtesy Grange Communications, Inc./Photofest

Film Programs

The National Gallery of Art’s film program provides many opportunities throughout the year to view classic and contemporary cinema from around the world.

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