18/1/17 Art and cinema. 120 years of exchanges

Art and film have always been closely related, in fact it is said that cinema owes much to art and art owes much to the cinema. These two disciplines have been for years indebted to each other for the interminable exchange of influences they have shared and that we can now see in the exhibition “Art and cinema. 120 years of exchanges” that will be until March 26 at CaixaForum Barcelona.

A different point of view

Art and cinema. 120 years of exchanges, is an exhibition organized by Obra Social “La Caixa” in collaboration with the Cinemathèque Française; Divided into 9 sections that take the viewer to a journey through time, starting from the most primitive cinema to the current digital cinema.

The relationship between art and cinema dates back to more than a century, during which time cinema has served as inspiration for many fields of visual art. This exhibition recovers some great moments where the influence of cinema in art is palpable and vice versa, and uncover other moments less popular to the public.

A great collaboration, for a great exhibition

A hundred art pieces are expected to be seen within this exhibition, the ones you can see at the beginning are pieces contributed by La Cinémathèque Française, which are then complemented by other ítems from “La Caixa” collection of Contemporary Art, as well as others from different collections, galleries and national museums.

We can see samples of the work of Salvador Dalí, Charles Chaplin, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Luis Buñuel, Marc Chagall Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Auguste and Louis Lumière, Andy Warhol and Yves Klein among others well-known names in art and cinema. The exhibition will be held until 26 March at the CaixaForum in Barcelona, located at Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia 6-8, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Monday to Sunday and also on festive days.

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