On July 29, at 19:00, in the Pullman Hotel in Riga, a lecture dedicated to the canvases from the famous John McTiernan film “The Thomas Crown Affair” will be held.
During the evening, the paintings, around which the plot of the movie is built, will be examined and analysed, gradually turning the attention to the paintings that appear only episodically on the screen, being the background of the film.
“The Thomas Crown Affair” is an American detective movie, a remake of the eponymous 1968 film.
In the movie, a multimillionaire Thomas Crown is planning to steal Monet’s painting “San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk” from the New York Metropolitan Museum. Using the mercenary thieves hired in Romania as a distraction, he puts them into the hands of the police, and, taking advantage of the confusion, steals the picture himself.
Lecturer of the evening: Natalia Bataraga (Moscow) – art historian, creator of the project All About Art, fashion historian, stylist.
Before the lecture it is recommended to familiarize yourself with the movie.