Exhibition On Screen - Sunflowers
Label: Seventh Art
Format: DVD VIDEO
Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers are among his most famous works, and are some of the most iconic paintings in the world. 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 that surround these seminal works. Why did Van Gogh choose the exotic sunflower with its long stem and golden crown? When did the flower itself arrive in Europe and how had previous artists reacted to it? What was Van Gogh trying to say with his works and how does that differ from version to version? What secrets did scientists discover when they analyzed the work in detail? All is revealed in this fascinating film, which travelled beyond Amsterdam to Tokyo, Philadelphia, London and Munich to film, in incredible high-definition detail, all five of the 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. Only in this release will you have the rare opportunity to see these works brought together from across the world in this fascinating and dramatic story.