Van Gogh and Japan (2019), by David Bickerstaff – Review

Van Gogh and Japan (2019), by David Bickerstaff - Review

The documentary, in addition to its exquisite expository, is enjoyable, respectful of everything and, of course, with the viewer.

Attention to this documentary, which in itself is a work of art that deals with other works of art: in this case, those of Van Gogh and the profound influence that the refined Japanese art left on him. You know that Van Gogh admired Japaneseism, everything and not having been to Japan. This fact is perfectly explained. So that, Van Gogh and Japan tells the evolution of the artist's style as a result of such strong impregnation. On the other hand, in Japan there is true devotion to the Dutch artist. A reciprocated love in the artistic and cultural. And to finish it round, Van Gogh and Japan It is the work of the producer Exhibition on Screen, a platform of documentaries about art that is the best there is. From his modus operandi we had already recorded in the viewing of those dedicated to Lucian Freud, Rembrandt, David Hockney, Cézanne and, for the account that brings us to the Spaniards, Goya. By the way, after having seen other documentaries about the Aragonese artist, the work of other producers, the best, and by far, it is precisely the one in the catalog of Exhibition on Screen. And I say this to get an idea of ​​the category contained in the collection, because excellence, sensitivity, rigor and sensitivity are part of such a distinguished platform.

Van Gogh admired Japaneseism, everything and not having been to Japan.

What I try to tell you is that the
Documentary brings a plus of exquisiteness to Van Gogh's artistic genius.
And not only that, but it also illustrates us about Japanese art and
historical context in which it has evolved. Consequently, they will find
information about the historical evolution of that country, since a certain
change of government led Japan to open to Western influences after
Many years of isolation. And it was just from the middle of the 19th century
in which it happens. Well, the documentary, in addition to its exquisiteness
Expository, it is enjoyable, respectful of everything and, of course, with the viewer.
Enjoy it.


Synopsis "I envy the Japanese," Van Gogh wrote to his brother, Theo. Thanks to the exhibition on which this film is based, "Van Gogh and Japan", at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, we understand why.
country United Kingdom
Direction David Bickerstaff
Music Asa Bennett
Gender Documentary film
Duration 85 min.
Original title Van Gogh & Japan
Premiere 11/18/2019

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