The extraordinary colors and passionate brushwork of Vincent Van Gogh take on new life in the dazzling giant screen film Van Gogh: Brush With Genius. Relive Van Gogh's life journey through his letters, visit the landscapes that inspired him, and discover a Van Gogh you never knew before.
Told with the stunning visual effects of IMAX, Van Gogh: Brush With Genius retraces the artist's journey from the time of his first canvases at the age of 27 to his death on July 29, 1890. Told from the perspectives of three main characters — Ellen Bakhuys, a museum researcher studying Van Gogh's letters and notebooks; Peter Knapp, a documentary filmmaker, and Vincent van Gogh himself — the film covers the surprisingly short 9-year period of the artist's career during which he painted more than 900 paintings.
From the Netherlands to Auvers-sur-Oise, and passing through Arles, Saint-Rémy and Paris, Van Gogh: Brush With Genius retraces Van Gogh's footsteps and leads us on a journey through the landscapes that inspired some of the most important works in art history.
From the dazzling yellow of Van Gogh's cornfields to the deep blue of his famous night sky, the vibrant palette of one of the world's most dazzling painters lights up the giant screen. With the full force of the IMAX experience, the paintings seem to spring to life before our eyes, and we can feel the artist's energy, hear the wind in the branches of a cypress, and feel the warmth of the dazzling Southern sun.
Through the largest film format in the world, the directors lead us on an extraordinary journey through the works and universe of this most beloved artist, tracing the evolution of an artistic expression only rarely matched.
Van Gogh: Brush With Genius is a co-production of Caméra Lucida and La Géode Productions and a MacGillivray Freeman Films release. Based on an original idea by Peter Knapp, the film is directed and produced by François Bertrand and written by Marie Sellier. Director of photography: Vincent Mathias. Music composed by Armand Amar.