Talk ‘How I love London’ about Vincent van Gogh’s London years (sold out)
12/09/2013 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Did you know Vincent Van Gogh once was an expat living in London? Join us on the 12th of September to learn more about his years in Victorian London, where he enjoyed the English way of life and the richness of London’s art and churches. Where did he walk? Where did he live, and has London played a significant role in his life and artwork?
The talk will be held in English.
The talk How I love London, based on the recently published book How I love London – a travel guide for Vincent Van Gogh’s London will lead you through the painters life between 1873-1875. It was a bittersweet and short stay, but one of his most pleasant periods of his life.
Author Kristine Groenhart and co-auteur, Willem-Jan Verlinden (art historian) traced the footsteps of Van Gogh in London and let us read about the daily walks the young Van Gogh made, from the Dutch Church in Austin Friars to St Pauls Cathedral, from The National Gallery to Westminster Bridge, to the British Museum and Hampton Court Palace. Although it might seem that his London years are insignificant, it has had a great impact on him artistically, for his notes and sketches of his walks have been inspirations for his later paintings.
The book (official title, published in Dutch) Hoe ik van London Houd- wandelen door het Londen van Vincent van Gogh was released on 18 June 2013. An English translation is expected.
Doors: 6.30 pm
Start talk: 7.00 pm
Entrance free, donations welcome
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This event is fully booked.