Linking with the National Gallery’s exhibition Goya:The Portraits , it has been announced that a new feature-length film celebrating the life and career of Francisco Goya will be released in cinemas on the 1st December.

This new film will allow those who love Goya’s work but unable to come to London to see the exhibition in high definition from the comfort of a cinema seat.

Goya: Visions of flesh and Blood was filmed within the exhibition itself as well as on location in the UK, America and key Goya-related sites in Spain. The film will present a detailed portrait of Goya, granting exclusive access to his letters and key masterpieces that are not featured in the exhibition – for example his Italian sketchbook and The Family of Carlos IV from the Prado in Madrid.

Viewers will be guided through Goya’s world with the help of insights and personal anecdotes from international Goya experts and the key figures who have helped to bring the National Gallery show together such as Gabriele Finaldi, Director of The National Gallery and lead curator Xavier Bray, the Chief Curator of the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

But for those who are able to visit the exhibition, the film also works  as a complement to the display and allowing the audience to view the art work up close as well as analysing works that aren’t included in the exhibition.

Goya: Visions of Blood and Flesh is a film that looks at Goya’s 80 year life and exploring his working practises as well as using the latest  biographical research. The film is part of the Exhibition on Screen series created by Phil Grabsky, bringing exhibitions from all over the world to over 1000 cinemas in 40 countries.

Other films announced in this third season that provide special insights into art exhibitions include screenings of Renoir: The Unknown Artist based on the collection at The Barnes Collection in Philadelphia (in cinemas from 16th February 2016) and Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse at the Royal Academy of Arts (in cinemas from the 12th April 2016). 

Goya: The Portraits continues at the National Gallery until the 10th January 2016. To find a cinema screening of Goya: Visions of Flesh and Blood visit: http://www.exhibitiononscreen.com/goya-visions-of-flesh-and-blood 

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