Watch: Film Meets Art - Van Gogh Edition

The impact of Vincent Van Gogh’s work upon art and design cannot be overstated. He presented new ways of seeing and of expression, which can be found recurring not only in galleries and museums around the world, but in the cinemas.

Vugar Efendi is a freelance filmmaker whose web series Film Meet Art made waves among the internet’s cinephiles for its elegant take on the influence of great art on cinema. Efendi produced three video essays that paired artworks by master painters alongside the films they influenced, before retiring the series to move onto new projects.

To celebrate the release of At Eternity’s Gate and the work of Vincent Van Gogh, we asked Efendi to reprise his Film Meets Art series for a special Van Gogh edition. The brilliance of this video essay is in its simplicity. All you need do is press play, and it will all make sense.

Many thanks to Vugar Efendi. You can find out more about Vugar’s work by visiting his website.


At Eternity’s Gate

Earning him an Oscar nomination, Willem Dafoe is mesmerising as Vincent van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate. Covering his time in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise, we find a complex, troubled soul who is seeking a new visual language, while also struggling to make sense of himself and his connection to those around him, including Paul Gaugain (Oscar Isaac) and a confiding priest (Mads Mikkelsen).

Shot with a painter’s eye, Julian Schnabel once again shows his talent for working with complex biography and the lives of artists as in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Basquiat.

At Eternity’s Gate plays in cinemas and on Curzon Home Cinema from Friday 29 March