The knowledge that Rembrandt recycled his own paintings doesn’t minimize the scene in Frederick Wiseman’s documentary where we see an X-ray of one of the Dutch master’s portraits — and go, ”Wow!” It’s one magnificent moment among dozens in this iridescent look at London’s premier art institution. Gazing at the guides, curators, restorers, and visitors, Wiseman finds gold flecks of metaphor, especially during debates between the museum director and his PR team, when he frets about ”looking as if one’s short of cash and desperate for publicity.” A
NATIONAL GALLERY Two museum visitors gaze upon the instution's artwork in a scene from the Frederick Wiseman documentary
Genre: Documentary; Director: Frederick Wiseman; Release Date Limited: 11/05/2014; Runtime (in minutes): 180; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Zipporah Films
Posted November 21 2014 — 12:00 AM EST
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