artnet |Caroline Goldstein:

Van Gogh is coming back to the big screen. Painter-turned-director Julian Schnabel has announced that actor Willem Dafoe will take the lead as the famed Post-Impressionist painter in an upcoming Van Gogh biopic, At Eternity’s Gate.

According to Variety, the new film will focus on the period of time van Gogh lived in Arles and Auvers-sur-Oise. “This is a film about painting and a painter, and their relationship to infinity,” Schnabel told the tradepaper. “It is told by a painter. It contains what I felt were essential moments in his life, this is not the official history—it’s my version. One that I hope …read more

Image Left | Vincent van Gogh Self Portrait (1889). Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Image Right | courtesy of Jamie McCarthy for Getty Images |