A unique opportunity to see, in incredible high-definition detail, the series of spectacular sunflower paintings by Vincent van Gogh.

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Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers is among his most famous works. In a unique exhibition, the Van Gogh Museum took a new and revealing look at the five publicly owned versions of sunflowers in a vase. All five paintings are in such a delicate state that there will never be a show with all five alongside one another ever again. The paintings are instantly recognisable, but this documentary 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 uncover when they analysed the works in detail?

David Bickerstaff, UK, 2021, 85 min. English spoken, Dutch subtitles.