Van Gogh

Van Gogh

Brush With Genius

DVD - 2010
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Viewers are led on a journey through the short nine-year period of the artist's amazing career in which he completed more than 900 paintings. From the dazzling yellow of the cornfields to the deep blue of his famous night sky, audiences will once again see some of the most important works in art history. Van Gogh's story is told from the perspectives of three main characters: a museum researcher, a film director, and Van Gogh himself.
Publisher: [United States] : Image Entertainment, c2010
Branch Call Number: 759.4 G61be
921 G6132be
Language Note: English, French, Japanese, or Spanish language tracks
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 40 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Bertrand, François
Knapp, Peter 1944-

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ManMachine
Aug 23, 2019

Poverty. Loneliness. Mental Illness. - To say that painter, Vincent Van Gogh led a very troubled life would truly be an understatement. It would, indeed.

Born in Zundert, Netherlands - Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) is, without question, one of the most famous and highly-influential figures in the entire history of Western art.

Often using bold colors and impulsive brushwork - Van Gogh produced some 2100 works of art in the span of his rather short lifetime of just 37 years.

This IMAX presentation is a brief, 40-minute overview of Van Gogh's tragic life and impressive artwork.

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1aa
Nov 16, 2015

Narrated in point of view of Van Gogh's ghost. Relatively little on the art and nothing like any interpretation or criticism. The film-maker himself make a few awkward intrusions.

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vreebe
Feb 24, 2015

I liked that Vincent was Narrating as a ghost. After death he got over his nervousness.

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Keogh
Apr 23, 2012

Nice scenery and art, of course, but it still begs the question: does the life story of an artist really need to be an IMAX film? The film barely scratches the surface of the man's life, and the notion of having Van Gogh speaking directly as if a ghost didn't work. It would have worked better with a proper narrator and a sense of focus.

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GHN
Oct 28, 2011

It tried to emulate a conversation between Van Gogh and the viewers.
With no in-depth materials about the art works or technique employed by Van Gogh, it's bare compared to other movies about this same subject.

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