Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Compilation - Van Gogh's Sunflowers on Facebook Live

This is a catch-up for those who missed the Facebook Live event when five Van Gogh sunflower paintings were reunited from five museums around the world yesterday.
(see my earlier post for what this event was about Five Van Gogh Sunflower paintings on Amazon Live on 14th August 2017)

Below are links to the videos on Facebook. Each post is also embedded. The links go to the Facebook Pages and relevant posts of each of the participating museums

Enjoy the FIVE VIDEOS BELOW - and take a look at my comments at the end.

Sadly it appears that there isn't going to be an archive for this event. I certainly can't find any links to them on the National Gallery website or YouTube.

The nature of Facebook Pages is that the links to the above posts will gradually disappear down the page and, since there is no index, without an index post like this nobody will ever find them again!

So great as the idea is, my conclusion is the real EDUCATIONAL value is when videos are around for access years after - and not just in the moment.

In my opinion, Facebook needs to
  • get to grips with the fact that sometimes we don't all live "in the moment" and to 
  • think about how it can archive and make such events more accessible in future - for the education of people in the future!
PS We all get to know how to pronounce Van Gogh's name after listening to the Van Gogh Museum's video!


Christine said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. I always learn so much from your posts.

Charlene Brown said...

So THAT'S how we're supposed to pronounce Van Gogh!

Lee Schiring said...

Thank you for posting this wonderful trip around the museums.

The first time I ever saw or heard of the Sunflowers was in a garage apartment in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Friends of a fellow dormitory dweller at the university had decorated their garage with a large Sunflower poster. I remember being quite impressed.

Lee Schiring
(Lee Schiring Fine Art; website)

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for bringing this an so many other events to our attention. I love your blog!!!
Ramona Pintea

rghirardi said...

Thanks for the post. You may want to look at the book, "The Sunflowers are Mine: the story of van Gogh's masterpiece," by Martin Bailey.Frances Lincoln Limited, 2013. (www.franceslincoln.com) I haven't viewed the videos as yet, but the book describes the history of the sunflower paintings.

BTW, the reCAPTCHA verification is unreliable and annoying. I'm tired of selecting squares with either street signs or cars. Besides, the photos are often unclear. Please find another way to permit a post.


Making A Mark said...

Sorry I can't do anything about the reCAPTCHA - as I must moderate all comments ( I get vast quantities of people trying to spam this blog) and this is the only way I can do it.

It's a lot less irritating if you are signed into gmail.

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