The art of Van Gogh will fill the big screen in glorious high definition this Sunday, Feb. 17, as the Newport Performing Arts Center presents “Van Gogh: Of Wheat Fields and Clouded Skies.”
Part of the Great Art on Screen series, the documentary takes a fresh look at Van Gogh through the legacy of the greatest private collector of the Dutch artist’s work: Helene Kröller-Müller (1869-1939), one of the first to recognize the genius of Van Gogh. In the early 20th Century, Kröller-Müller amassed nearly 300 of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings now housed at her namesake museum in Holland.
Van Gogh’s seemingly instinctive canvases were the result of long, preparatory studies very rarely exhibited — not just sketches but stunning works of art in and of themselves, where the broken flow of lines that characterize the style and strokes in Van Gogh’s paintings can already be seen.
The screening, hosted by the Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, starts at 2 pm at 777 W Olive Street.
Tickets, $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and $11 for students, are available at www.coastarts.org, at the box office or by calling 541-265-ARTS (2787).