Van Gogh and Japan

One cannot understand Vincent Van Gogh without knowledge of the exhibitions of Japanese art arrived in Paris in the middle of the 19th century and the profound impact it had on artists like Monet, Degas and, above all, Van Gogh. Before leaving Paris for the south of France, Van Gogh created his own image of Japan through an in-depth study of the artwork that was arriving in the new galleries and through discussions with the artists. The film travels not only to France and the Netherlands but also to Japan to further explore Van Gogh’s remarkable heritage. (85 mins)

“An illuminating film about Vincent Van Gogh’s interest in Japanese art, and how it influenced and affected his own work.” – Andrew Pulver, The Guardian