May 8, 2014 – 6:30 pm

Curator's Perspective: “Vincent van Gogh and Japan”

Frist Art Museum Auditorium ~ Gallery admission required; members free ~ Seating is first come, first seated

  • Vincent van Gogh. Postman Joseph Roulin, 1888. Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 3/4 in. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Gift of Robert Treat Paine, 2nd, 35.1982. Photograph © 2014 MFA, Boston

Presented by Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art, Saint Louis Art Museum

The Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh was intensely fascinated with the art and culture of Japan. Over the course of his career, Van Gogh painted copies of Japanese ukiyo-e prints and collected a range of Japanese art. Join lecturer Simon Kelly for a talk that examines the impact of japonisme on the artistic development of Van Gogh, including his use of the formal devices of ukiyo-e and the parallels that Van Gogh drew between Japan and the Provence region of France. See Van Gogh’s work in Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan through May 11.

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