A look at Van Gogh through the legacy of Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939) the largest private collector of artworks by the Dutch painter, who, in the early 20th Century, ended up buying nearly 300 of his works, paintings and drawings included.
RAGLAN MOVIES at the OLD SCHOOL, 5 Stewart Street, Raglan
VAN GOGH: OF WHEAT FIELDS AND CLOUDED SKIES Documentary Exempt 90 mins.
Sunday 21st November 4.30pm
Saturday 4th December 5.30pm
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Adults $15, Concession $12, RCAC Members $12, Children $8.
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Helene Kroller-Muller (1869-1939), in the early 20th Century, ended up buying nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s works, paintings and drawings included.
The story unfolds of a woman who, in Van Gogh’s spiritual torment could recognize her own, showing priceless artistic treasures and the rare, naturalistic and architectural beauty of the Kroller-Muller Museum set in the vast De Hoge Weluge park, as well as visual extracts of the Milanese, Florentine, Roman and Palladian Renaissance. It tells the tormented, existential parable of a painter, seen through passages from his brother Theo’s letters, which set the pace of the exhibition, and it shows images of the places he lived and stayed in, from Paris to Provence.
The opportunity to tell the story of this collection and of the burning passion for art that led to it, is an outstanding exhibition on Van Gogh. Amid wheat fields and clouded skies at the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, brings together 40 paintings and 85 drawings from the Kroller-Muller Museum in Otterlo, Holland, now home to Kroller-Muller’s heritage.
DIRECTED BY: Giovanni Piscagli
Documentary Exempt, 90 Minutes