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Exhibition on Screen: Sunflowers

Sunday, May 23; 1:00 PM2:00 PM CDT

$12

Overview

These showings of films by Exhibition on Screen are presented at the Capri Theatre and accompanied by introductions from MMFA staff, offering audiences fully enriched arts experiences.

This Screening

Dive deep into Vincent van Gogh’s series of sunflower paintings with a film that explores unique aspects of these world-famous and timeless masterpieces. Before the feature, enjoy a pre-recorded introduction from MMFA’s Community Engagement Associate Laura Bocquin, local artist and floral enthusiast.

About the Film

A unique opportunity to see, as never before, this series of spectacular paintings.

Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers are among his most famous works and are some of the most iconic paintings in the world. In an extraordinary exhibition, the Van Gogh Museum took a new and revealing look at the five publicly-owned versions of sunflowers in a vase. And once again, the Van Gogh Museum opened its doors exclusively to Exhibition on Screen.

They are immediately recognizable, but our film goes beyond the surface to explore the many questions and mysteries that surround these works. Why, for example, did Van Gogh choose the exotic sunflower with its long stem and golden crown?  Indeed, when did the flower itself arrive in Europe and how had previous artists reacted to it? What was Van Gogh trying to say with his works and how does that differ from version to version? And what secrets did scientists discover when they analyzed the work in detail? All is revealed in this fascinating film, which traveled beyond Amsterdam to Tokyo, Philadelphia, London, and Munich to film, in incredible high-definition detail, all five of the works.

Each painting is different and has its own unique story, spanning one of the most famous and turbulent periods in art history. All five paintings are also now considered to be in such a delicate state that there will never be a show with all five alongside one another ever again. Only in this film will you have a chance to see that on the screen – in our virtual exhibition. In doing so, the film brings to audiences many new levels of understanding both about the paintings and about Vincent van Gogh.

Cost

Regular: $12
Capri Member: $10

Resources

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Details

Date:
Sunday, May 23
Time:
1:00 PM–2:00 PM CDT
Cost:
$12
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Organizer

Capri Theatre
Phone:
334.262.4858
Email:
director@capritheatre.org
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Venue

Capri Theatre
1045 East Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36106 United States
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Phone:
334.262.4858
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