This month, audiences will journey all over the world with Great Art on Screen at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater. From Italy in a celebration of the life and canvases of Tintoretto, the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance, to the lush island of Tahiti which proved to be Gauguin's most inspired panoramic backdrop, and finally to Madrid with the first cinematic romp through the Prado Museum, one of the most visited museums in the world.
“Tintoretto: A Rebel in Venice” celebrates the life of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance with screenings Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. Known for the boldness of his brushstrokes and the phenomenal energy in his painting, Tintoretto was considered a baroque artist ahead of his time. His work is characterized by his muscular figures, dramatic gestures and bold use of perspective. With the enchanting narrative voice of twice 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.
“Gauguin In Tahiti: Paradise Lost” traces the legendary life story of Paul Gauguin, showcasing his greatest masterpieces after leaving France for Tahiti. Recognized for his experimental use of color, his work was influential to many modern-day artists including Picasso and Matisse. Gauguin was an important figure in the Symbolist movement as a painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramist, and writer. Playing Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m., audiences will journey from Tahiti to American museums including New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, National Gallery of Art in DC, and Boston's Museum of Fine Arts where Gauguin’s greatest masterpieces are now preserved.
And Great Art on Screen fall episodes conclude with the 200th anniversary of the storied Prado Museum, telling the story of Spain and beyond in “The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders” playing Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. Hosted by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons, audiences will explore one of the most-visited museums in the world. This cinematic journey offers viewers a spell-binding experience, telling the story of Spain and beyond, through the works of Vélazquez, Rubens, Titian, Mantegna, Bosch, Goya, El Greco, and more.
Tickets to all Great Art on Screen showings at Damariscotta’s Lincoln Theater, 2 Theater St., are available through the theater office in person at 2 Theater Street or by phone at 563-3424. Tickets are $15 adult, $13 Lincoln Theater member, and $5 youth 18 and under.