An old master brought vividly to life in Laois

An old master brought vividly to life in Laois

The artwork of one of the 20th century’s greatest visionaries, Vincent Van Gogh, is brought vividly to life in this week’s big screen offering from the Dunamaise Arts Centre.

The feature-length painted animation ‘Loving Vincent’, the first film of its kind, explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks.

A young man becomes increasingly fascinated by the psyche and fate of Van Gogh a year after his death. He explores Vincent's troubled life, as open to interpretation as his paintings, and learns there were no easy answers for the artist whose work and tragedy would only be truly appreciated in the future.

Directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman, this 2017 film is suitable for over-12s. It screens at the Dunamaise today, Wednesday, May 2, at 11am and again at 8pm.

Tickets are available, priced between €5 and €7.