Vincent Van Gogh made more than 800 paintings in his short life. Near the end of his 37 years on Earth, he was averaging three paintings a day. You can hear an actor portraying Van Gogh narrate his life by seeing “Van Gogh Brush with Genius” at an IMAX. As a member of the Art Association of Harrisburg, I had the opportunity to screen the film this evening at the Whitaker Center in Harrisburg.
You need not be a painter to see this movie, although as an artist, I was awestruck by the portrayal of his paintings on the big screen. I am a huge fan of Van Gogh’s brush strokes and his portrayal of light, but then, this is why I love Monet, too. Nonetheless, as I was saying, you need not be a painter to see Brush with Genius; the cinematography is enthralling. The fields, trees,and flowers and streets of Paris come to life and you are there – so very there. The photographer in me felt total admiration for the shooters.