Washington D.C. Premiere
VAN GOGH: BRUSH WITH GENIUS (MOI, VAN GOGH)
The Smithsonian Associates
An IMAX Film
VAN GOGH: BRUSH WITH GENIUS (MOI, VAN GOGH) (France, 2008, 37 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere Filmed entirely in France and the Netherlands, Van Gogh captures the breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary colors of the painter’s most famous works. Created by Peter Knapp and François Bertrand with the cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum, the Musée d’Orsay, and the Kröller-Müller Museum, the film traces the artist’s remarkable journey from the time of his first canvasses to the masterpieces he produced just before his death. Told through the eyes of van Gogh and based on more than 900 personal letters, the film transforms the work of this popular artist into a completely new experience. Van Gogh’s life and paintings are brought to life with the stunning visual effects of the giant screen film mediu. Directed by Peter Knapp and François Bertrand. Produced by François Bertrand and Saskia Bukhuys-Vernet. Winner, Grand Pix Award, Le Géode Film Festival.
Introduced by Brigitte Blachere, Program Manager for the Performing Arts, The Smithsonian Associates.
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