Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies
Masterpieces from the Kröller-Müller Museum
SPECIAL FEATURE PRESENTATION
Doors open at 6pm for Wine & Popcorn. Reserve Seating available.
On Saturday September 22, King’s Theatre introduces a new kind of program called “Special Feature Presentation”. These are special, limited release films that are being presented with reserve seating options and “Wine & Popcorn” one hour before the show. First up is a “VAN GOGH: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies”.
Van Gogh is a huge favourite amongst King’s Theatre audiences. This feature is a new look at the Van Gogh legacy through the world’s largest private collection, that of Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939). In the early 20th Century, she bought nearly 300 of his works, paintings and drawings.
The story unfolds with a woman who identified with Van Gogh’s spiritual torment, and came to buy priceless artistic treasures. The collection is set in the naturalistic and architectural beauty of the vast De Hoge Weluge park. It tells the parable of the painter’s life, using passages from his brother Theo’s letters to set the pace of the exhibition, and it shows images of the places he lived and stayed in, from Paris to Provence.
This collection and of the burning passion for art that led to it offers an outstanding window into the life and art of Van Gogh. ‘Amid wheat fields and clouded skies’ brings together 40 paintings and 85 drawings from the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Holland, now home to Helene’s heritage.
The feature tells us about Van Gogh’s art and his genius, and allows us to understand the importance of drawing as part of his artistic technique. His seemingly instinctive canvases were the result of long, preparatory studies, not sketches but complete works of art in themselves, where the broken flow of lines that characterizes the style of his paintings can already be found.
Doors open at 6pm for Wine & Popcorn. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the box office at 902-532-7704
Run Time: 70 minutes
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