Van Gogh and Ja­pan on screen

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MER­MAID ARTS CEN­TRE will host ‘Ex­hi­bi­tion on Screen: Van Gogh and Ja­pan’ on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 5, at 8 p.m.

One can­not un­der­stand Van Gogh with­out un­der­stand­ing how 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.

Vis­it­ing the new gal­leries of Ja­panese art in Paris and then cre­at­ing his own im­age of Ja­pan – through in-depth re­search, print col­lect­ing and de­tailed dis­cus­sions with other artists – Van Gogh’s en­counter with Ja­panese art­works gave his work a new and ex­cit­ing di­rec­tion.

In this lit­tle known story of Van Gogh’s art we see just how im­por­tant his study of Ja­pan was. The film trav­els not only to France and the Nether­lands but also to Ja­pan to fur­ther ex­plore the re­mark­able her­itage that so af­fected Van Gogh and made him the artist we know of to­day.

Tick­ets are €8.50 or €7 con­ces­sion and avail­able at mer­maid­arts­cen­

Work by Van Gogh.

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