Exhibition On Screen: Van Gogh & Japan

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Introducing the new arts programme for the festival, we are pleased to screen one of the highly-regarded series of visual arts documentaries produced by Exhibition on Screen. Van Gogh Japan was directed by David Bickerstaff and released in 2019.Watch thetrailerI envy the Japanese Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo. Though Vincent van Gogh never visited Japan it is the country that had the most profound influence on him and his art. Through journeying from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, to Van Goghs adopted home of Provence, France and eventually to Japan itself, this film provides a fascinating look at just how profound this influence proved to be.'This illuminating documentary examines the influence of Japanese art on the post-impressionists paintings'The Guardian , June 2019

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