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Curator's introduction to Van Gogh: Poets & Lovers

Members' talk and Q&A

Discover the spectacular paintings and poetic imaginations of Van Gogh
Date
Monday, 9 September 2024
Time
2 - 3 pm BST
Available online only
Audience
Members

About

Curators Cornelia Homburg and Christopher Riopelle give Members early access to 'Van Gogh: Poets &Lovers'.

Join us in the south of France as we visit Van Gogh's iconic paintings, from 'Starry Night over the Rhône’ to our own ‘Sunflowers’.

Cornelia and Christopher explore Van Gogh's creative process, his sources of inspiration and the symbolic meaning of his paintings, focusing on his time in Arles and Saint-Rémy. Discover how he revolutionised the colour, texture and style of his paintings in these years and how this led to some of his most ambitious and poetic works. 

There will be a live Q&A at the end of this event.

Image: Vincent van Gogh, 'Sunflowers', 1889, Philadelphia Museum of Art: The Mr. and Mrs. Carroll S. Tyson, Jr., Collection, 1963

Speakers

Cornelia Homburg is the guest curator of 'Van Gogh: Poets & Lovers' and a specialist in Vincent van Gogh. She works as an independent curator and advisor to museums and institutions internationally. She has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions and has published widely on 19th- and 20th-century art.
Christopher Riopelle is the Neil Westreich Curator of Post 1800 Paintings. He previously held curatorial positions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum, California. He has curated many exhibitions, including 'Gauguin's Portraits' (2019), 'Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light' (2019), 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and 'Ed Ruscha: Course of Empire' (2018), and 'Australia's Impressionists' (2017).
Talks & conversations

Curator's introduction to Van Gogh: Poets & Lovers

Members' talk and Q&A

Discover the spectacular paintings and poetic imaginations of Van Gogh
Date
Monday, 9 September 2024
Time
2 - 3 pm BST
Available online only
Audience
Members

Tickets

Members: £10

This is an online event, exclusive to Members, hosted on Zoom. 

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