Ruth Leon recommends… Van Gogh and After – Art lectureRuth Leon recommends
Van Gogh and After – Art lecture
Claude Cernuschi is the professor of Art history and the chair of the Fine Arts Dept at Boston College. This is a straightforward illustrated lecture about one of the world’s most popular and least understood painters and what Cernuschi doesn’t know about Van Gogh isn’t worth knowing. In this talk, he investigates Van Gogh’s position in art history: how he reacted against Impressionism, and how his work affected artists who came after, specifically, the larger phenomenon of Expressionism. Catnip for those of us who love to know about artists and their work.
Regular readers have told me over and over again that the art history items are their favourites so, without apology, here is Van Gogh and After.