A NEW Exhibition on Screen film, John Singer Sargent, Fashion & Swagger, coming to the Drill Hall Chepstow on Thursday 2 May, 7.30pm, is based on the exhibition currently showing at Tate Britain “Sargent and Fashion”, in conjunction with the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

John Singer Sargent is known as the greatest portraitist of his era. What made his “swagger” portraits remarkable was his power over his sitters, what they wore and how they were presented to the public.

With interviews with curators, contemporary fashionistas and style influencers, the film will look at how Sargent’s unique practice has influenced modern art, culture and fashion.

The exhibition reveals Sargent’s power to express distinctive personalities. Alongside 50 of his paintings sit stunning items of clothing and accessories in which he dressed his subjects. This was a glittering world of fashion, scandal and shameless self-promotion. 

Explore his unique creative process and the way in which his portraits captured the spirit of a vibrant and rapidly changing age and made Sargent the painter who defined an era.

Tickets available in advance online at www.drillhallchepstow.co.uk or at the door on the night from 6.45pm. The Exhibition on Screen film is brought to the Drill Hall by and in support of MonLife Heritage Museums