In a Brilliant Light: Van Gogh in Arles (1987)

Genres - Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 57 min.  |  
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This film chronicles the final year and a half of painter Vincent Van Gogh's life, which was spent mainly in Arles, in the south of France. He created a large body of work there, in characteristic bold colors and his distinctive impressionistic style. The story of his days in the pastoral setting of the quaint Mediterranean town are told through his paintings. Many landscapes of the beautiful countryside, as well as his sunflower series, were painted there, while he continued to struggle with mental illness. Shortly after leaving Arles, Van Gogh took his life in 1890 at the age of 37. The film's focus is on Van Gogh's body of work, rather than the tragic circumstances of his life.



artist, Holland, post-Impressionism