This movie highlights the arts of the American renaissance or what Mark Twain described as “The Gilded Age.” According to the movie’s writer, director and narrator Michael Maglaras, “In painting, sculpture, architecture and music America finds its artistic soul and voice in the work created from the end of the Civil War through the first decade of the 20th century.” This period is when America was rising to prominence on the world’s cultural and economic stage.
This brilliantly conceived film uses a creative combination of sounds, images and stunning highlights that propels the narrative. Artists such as Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent, sculpture Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and composer Charles Ives’ work is highlighted. Over 100 artistic masterpieces are shown to illustrate that “The Gilded Age” was the most prolific and vital era in the American arts.
There is no charge to view the film but donations are collected for the non-profit Art Center. Films are shown at Marco Movies in the Marco Walk Shopping Center, 599 South Collier Boulevard. Reservations are not taken and seating is on a first to arrive basis. Be early! Other Art Flicks movies will be shown on February 6, 20 and March 6.