EOS: VINCENT VAN GOGH A NEW WAY OF SEEING (Encore)
Director: David Bickerstaff
2015, UK, 90, G
From dance (Bolshoi Ballet Live from Russia) to theater (National Theatre Live), to painting (Exhibition On Screen), Cinestudio has expanded its mission to give the Hartford community and beyond access to artworks that were once only available to the wealthy. This often-requested encore from Season 2 of Exhibition on Screen invites us inside to see the extraordinary collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, with vibrant photography of Van Gogh’s artwork, as well as the places he painted and lived, and interviews with curators of the museum. Director David Bickerstaff (Michelangelo: Love and Death) gives an intimate look at Van Gogh through his brother Theo Van Gogh’s letter collection, as well as the over 200 paintings Theo inherited after his brother’s death.
“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.” – Van Gogh.
“This beautiful documentary reveals the man behind the paintings as human rather than the mythic figure of his final traumatic years.” – Kitty Hudson, Candid Magazine.