Exhibition on Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

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2019 | 90 minutes | David Bickerstaff

Opens August 4, 2019

Featuring Van Gogh's personal letters and written accounts by friends and contemporaries this extraordinary and moving film reveals the fascinating story of Van Gogh's little-known deep connection to Japanese art, despite never travelling to Japan himself, and the role it has in understanding his most iconic works.

In 1888, Paris became too much for Vincent and he left for the south of France, in the pursuit of new subject matter and a healthier life. In Provence, he discovered a beautiful landscape, powerful light and exotic people which spoke to his idealised vision of Japan - his Japanese dream. The productive yet troubled years that followed produced some of the most unique and iconic works in Van Gogh's oeuvre such as The Sunflowers and his series of iconic portraits.

  • Director: David Bickerstaff
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Producer: Phil Grabsky
  • Language: English