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La Haute Note jaune - Van Gogh
"La Chambre à Arles" (1888) - Vincent Van Gogh Série-Collection : Palettes

Alain Jaubert
1993 - 32 min - Betacam SP - Couleur - France

In october 1888 Vincent Van Gogh who has been living for eight months in Arles, paints his room. A year later, when he is at the Saint-Paul de Mausole Hospice near Saint-Rémy, he feels compelled to paint two copies of this picture which he is especially fond of. It is deliberately simple and yet seems very strange. Vincent wanted to see it as a symbol of rest but the objects in it seem to retreat and space seems to become deformed.
Detailed researchs, as in the series "Palettes" has made it possible to reconstitute exactly the room in Arles. Vincent painted it in fact with the detail which fascinated him in the work of the old Dutch Masters. But he brought to it the extraordinary gift of his brush stroke and his new range of colours. That autumn, between the sunflowers, the harvest and the room in Arles Vincent reached the "higt note in yellow".

Author-Director : Alain Jaubert
Delegate Producer : Delta image
Co-producer : Musée d'Orsay
Broadcasting Co-producer : La Sept ARTE
Contribution : CNC


Distributor : Delta image
Not commercial Distribution : ADAV
DVD Editing : Éditions Montparnasse, Arte Éditions
Circulation-Consultation : BnF (Bibliothèque nationale de France). Département de l'Audiovisuel


1994 - Scam, Paris (France) : Prix Max-Pol Fouchet