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Exhibition on Screen presents Exhibition on Screen: Sunflowers


A unique opportunity to see, as never before, this series of
spectacular paintings.


Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers are among his most famous
works, and are some of the most iconic paintings in the world. In an
extraordinary exhibition, the Van Gogh Museum took a new and revealing look at
the five publicly-owned versions of sunflowers in a vase. And once again, the
Van Gogh museum opened its doors exclusively to Exhibition on Screen.


They are immediately recognisable, but our film goes beyond
the surface to explore the many questions and mysteries that surround these
works. Why, for example, did Van Gogh choose the exotic sunflower with its long
stem and golden crown?  Indeed, 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? And what secrets did scientists discover when they analysed
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.


Each painting is different and has its own unique story,
spanning one of the most famous and turbulent periods in art history. All five
paintings are also now considered to be in such a delicate state that there
will never be a show with all five alongside one another ever again. Only in
this film will you have a chance to see that on the screen – in our virtual
exhibition. In doing so, the film brings to audiences many new levels of
understanding both about the paintings and about Vincent van Gogh.


Directed by David Bickerstaff

Running time: 85 minutes

Tuesday 18th May 2021 - Starts 18:30PM

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