On Exhibit: Hyde offering glimpse of van Gogh work

Part of 'Deux Enfants Terribles'
Van Gogh's “Orchard with Arles in the Background.”
Van Gogh's “Orchard with Arles in the Background.”

The Hyde Collection is offering a rare look at its sole Vincent van Gogh work, “Orchard with Arles in the Background.”  

“It’s a work on paper, so it’s exhibited very infrequently,” said Rhonda Triller, communications associate at The Hyde. 

The piece is part of “Deux Enfants Terribles,” an exhibition from the permanent collection in the Rotunda Gallery at The Hyde. Pen strokes of various lengths, pinwheel strokes and dots from a reed pen evoke a sense of spring’s arrival and van Gogh’s joy in seeing it. 

The exhibit also includes six works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, a fellow artist and fierce friend of van Gogh’s. Both defied the notions of conventional art and social norms. 

This weekend, the exhibit may just take on a new meaning, especially for those attending the Adirondack Film Festival. On Saturday, “Loving Vincent” will be screened at The Hyde. It’s the world’s first painted film, and it gives a unique perspective of van Gogh’s life. 

Over the past six years, 125 artists came together to paint the 65,000 frames strung together to create the film, starring Douglas Booth, Aidan Turner, Saoirse Ronan and others. For every second of film, artists had to create 12 frames of individual paintings. It could take up to 10 days to create just one second of film.

“This is one of the most groundbreaking films to come out this year and I’m thrilled that we’re able to bring it to Glens Falls. And what better place for it than The Hyde?” said Chad Rabinovitz, director of the Adirondack Film Festival. 

After both the 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. screenings on Saturday, Ryan Chapman, an artist who worked on the film, will host a question-and-answer session.  

Admission to “Loving Vincent” is included in an Adirondack Film Festival pass, available in single- and two-day options with prices starting at $30 and running to $75 for VIP tickets. Holders of film festival passes will be admitted to The Hyde Collection free of charge Friday and Saturday.

For tickets, visit adkfilmfestival.org or call 518-798-7479.

“Deux Enfants Terribles” will be on exhibit until Sunday.

Categories: Art, Entertainment

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