Pick of the week: 4 March

Here’s our pick of the week – our favourite articles, videos and stories from across the arts world.

A new film will tell Van Gogh’s life in his own paintings

A a rate of 12 hand-painted images a second – all imitating the great master’s own style and technique – the feature-length biographical film draws the plot from Van Gogh’s own letters.

Stephen King’s novel The Shining has been turned into an opera

Horror operas. Now why didn’t we think of that? Maybe the team at Opera Holland Park will programme it in the future?

A year after ‘the dress’ there’s now ‘the jacket’

It really shines a light on how everyone’s perception of identical experiences is totally different. Humans are pretty awesome

And finally this is a machine that plays music with 2000 marbles!

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