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16 March 2018VINCENT VAN GOGH & PAINTING IN NINETEENTH CENTURY FRANCE
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VINCENT VAN GOGH & PAINTING IN NINETEENTH CENTURY FRANCE
Leslie Pitcher
Friday 16 March 2018

By his striking use of colour for emotive effects and his almost hallucinatory patterns of brush strokes, Van Gogh (1853-90) changed the course of European painting.  Using slides we shall first study the development of painting in 19th century France from the Old Master tradition to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism and how Van Gogh fits into this.  T

hen we shall study not only Van Gogh’s remarkably rapid stylistic development but also what the paintings have to tell us about his dramatic and tragic life – his explosive quarrel with the painter Gauguin, his stay in a mental asylum and his final suicide.

Lists of slides shown will be provided, together with notes on 19th century French Colour Theory.

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