Brilliant Artists Film Series 2019
AUSTRALIA’S LOST IMPRESSIONIST: JOHN RUSSELL This film tells the fascinating story of the only Australian artist at the centre of the Impressionist movement in France and how his famous friendships changed the way the world sees colour.
John Russell (1858-1930) painted in France alongside Claude Monet, he mentored Henri Matisse and was a close friend of Vincent van Gogh. In 2017, film director Catherine Hunter and cameraman Bruce Inglis travelled to Belle-Ile, the charming windswept island off Brittany where Russell lived for 20 years. This insightful documentary explores Russell’s intriguing life through the eyes of a new generation of Australian painters. Luke Sciberras and Euan Macleod travelled with Catherine Hunter to Belle Ile - their impressions and inspired artworks, shown at MAG&M in July 2018, also feature in the film. Film by Catherine Hunter. Introduction and Q&A with filmmaker Catherine Hunter.
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