The Sunflowers directed by David Bickerstaff and starring Jamie de Courcey. Why did Van Gogh choose the exotic sunflower to paint five of his most famous works?
Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers are some of the world’s most iconic paintings. The Van Gogh Museum has opened its doors exclusively to Exhibition on Screen, to go beyond the surface and explore the many questions and mysteries surrounding these works. Why did Van Gogh choose the exotic sunflower with its long stem and golden crown? When did the flower arrive in Europe and how did earlier artists react? What was Van Gogh trying to say with his works and how does it differ from one version to the next? What secrets did scientists discover when they analyzed the work in detail? All is revealed in this fascinating film, which traveled beyond Amsterdam to Tokyo, Philadelphia, London and Munich to film, in incredible high-definition detail, the five works on public display. Each painting is different and has its own unique story, spanning one of the most famous and turbulent periods in art history.
June 19, 2023
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Movie title: Exhibition On Screen: Sunflowers
Movie description: Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers are undoubtedly one of the most iconic paintings in the world. In this documentary we will discover the five publicly exhibited versions of sunflowers in a vase painted by the Dutch artist, on a journey beyond Amsterdam to Tokyo, Philadelphia, London and Munich. Each of these paintings is different and has its own unique story, spanning one of the most famous and turbulent periods in art history.
Date published: June 19, 2023
Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 85 min.
Director(s): David Bickerstaff
Music: Asa Bennett
Actor(s): Jamie de Courcey
Companies: A Contracorriente Films