Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh was born in 1853 the 5th child of a respected Dutch Protestant priest. Largely self taught he only settled on becoming an artist in his late twenties. He was very practical and knew the difficulties of what he wanted to do. He suffered from depression but in a working career of a dozen or so years he produced some of the best loved paintings of any age. This film by Malcolm Hossick introduces some of his greatest works and through some of the letters he wrote to his brother and friends we learn of his approach to his work. Uncomplicated, astonishingly talented and extraordinarily confident Van Gogh was a master of his craft and a great believer in human worth. He produced work which touches the heart of all who see it and the film is a celebration of the man and his art. dur: 30 mins

  • Van Gogh
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    Van Gogh

    30m — 1 subtitle

    Vincent van Gogh was born in 1853 the 5th child of a respected Dutch Protestant priest. Largely self taught he only settled on becoming an artist in his late twenties. He was very practical and knew the difficulties of what he wanted to do. He suffered from depression but in a working career of a...

  • Van Gogh
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    Van Gogh

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    Vincent van Gogh was born in 1853 the 5th child of a respected Dutch Protestant priest. Largely self taught he only settled on becoming an artist in his late twenties. He was very practical and knew the difficulties of what he wanted to do. He suffered from depression but in a working career of a...

  • The Mystery of Art

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    The film traces how humans beings have made 'art' from the earliest recorded times. Until the fundamental changes in the way human societies viewed themselves we know as the Renaissance, artists were the servants of the rulers. This is true of all human groups throughout the world. Now in the age...

  • Renaissance
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    Renaissance

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    The Renaissance which began in Italy 600 years ago is probably the most important and astonishing event in human history. Until that time throughout the world tyrants and authoritarian religions controlled the lives of most human beings. War was the means of settling disputes. The lives of the ma...