EXHIBITION on Screen’s film about the greatest portrait artist of the late 19th century, John Singer Sargent, will be screened at Minehead Regal on Tuesday, April 16, at 7.30pm.  

What made John Singer Sargent’s ‘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 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.

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

Tickets cost £10. Book online and at the Regal box office (01643 706430) between 9.30am-12pm Monday to Saturday.  The bar will be open for refreshments from 7pm.