September 9, 2009
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Brush Up on Your Van Gogh in IMAX
The film Van Gogh: Brush with Genius shares the fantastic colors and passionate brushwork of an artistic genius, explores his mysterious life, takes viewers to the places that inspired him, and offers a unique and lively view of his most famous paintings. Van Gogh: Brush with Genius opens in the St. John Properties IMAX Theater at the Maryland Science Center on Friday, October 2, 2009.
In Van Gogh: Brush with Genius, the audience travels through a chronology of the artist’s life with Van Gogh himself and two fictional characters: Peter Knapp, a man working on a documentary about Van Gogh’s techniques, and Ellen, a researcher from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam who is studying his notebooks and letters. Using his letters and visiting the landmarks he painted, the characters discover and explain the fire and passion infused in Van Gogh’s work, where he drew his inspiration from and how it influenced his painting. An actor playing Van Gogh, shares his own opinions of his life and work and the discoveries of his on-screen admirers throughout the film as if he were seated in the audience.
The beautiful vistas of the Dutch countryside transform into larger-than-life examinations of Van Gogh’s work on the Maryland Science Center’s giant five-story screen. The close inspections of paintings details and the movement of the camera heighten the audience’s perception of the vivid colors and intense painting techniques offer a truly immersive experience.
The Maryland Science Center is located at 601 Light Street at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. For information and tickets, visit www.marylandsciencecenter.org or call the 24-Hour Information Line at 410-685-5225.
About the Maryland Science Center:
The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore is visited by more than 500,000 people each year. Popular exhibits include: Dinosaur Mysteries with full-size dinosaurs and interactive paleontology activities; a day in the life of the human body in Your Body: The Inside Story; and dozens of interactive experiments in Newton’s Alley. Other attractions include the Kids Room, the five-story St. John Properties IMAX Theater, and the world-famous Davis Planetarium.