Becoming Van Gogh: The Roots of His Trademark Style
Lecture with Professor Judy Sund
Over the course of his remarkably short painter’s career, Vincent van Gogh radically revised his means and manner, replacing the dark palette and crusty surfaces of early works with increasingly vivid hues, calligraphically applied. The seeds of Van Gogh’s signature style—gathered in Paris in 1886 and 1887—took root and saw full flower in Provence in 1888. Prof. Sund will discuss the process by which a transplanted Dutch provincial merged aspects of French Impressionist, post-Impressionist, and japoniste art to become Van Gogh.
Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for DAM members, $10 for others.
Sponsored by the Department of Painting and Sculpture.