Vincent Van Gogh: Saint-Rémy-de-Provence: The Asylum Years
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
10:00 — 11:00 AM EST
Let’s travel to the Netherlands and France virtually! Join Drs. Kees Kaldenbach, Art Historian, Author, and Master Museum Guide of the Rijksmuseum for a virtual presentation on Vincent van Gogh. The world now knows and loves van Gogh as the famous and influential post-impressionist painter, however this was not always the case. Follow van Gogh’s career from grand failure to international fame. Focus on the last three years of van Gogh’s life from 1887-1890 when he created his most riveting artworks, including his time at the asylum, St. Paul de Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence and after his release in Auvers-sur-Oise. Backtrack to his humble beginnings in the Netherlands and discover the series of mishaps and failures that occurred along the way and led him to France.
Vincent van Gogh is very near and dear to the Carnegie Travelers. In 2015, Carnegie Travelers visited the South of France with Louise W. Lippincott, former Curator of Fine Arts at Carnegie Museum of Art. The trip included a visit to St. Paul de Mausole, the asylum van Gogh stayed in from 1889-1890, and where he painted many of his most famous works, such as Starry Night. In 2017, the travelers visited the Netherlands with Rachel Delphia, the Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at Carnegie Museum of Art, and visited the Van Gogh Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum, a private collection, which boasts the second-largest van Gogh collection in the world.