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Vincent van Gogh's painting Starry Night.

Art Talk

Joan Jacobs

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Art Talk 1

The Marvelous van Gogh

Monday, January 29, 2024, 1pm
Daniels Pavilion
Joan Jacobs, lecturer

Few artists have so portrayed human emotion through the medium of brush and paint. Vincent van Gogh’s dazzling brushwork and color mastery helped make his paintings among the most adored in the world. In the intriguing lecture, Joan Jacobs discusses the work of this influential artist, including speculation about his death.

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Art Talk 2

Charming Chagall

Monday, March 11, 2024, 1pm
Daniels Pavilion
Joan Jacobs, lecturer

Russian-French artist Marc Chagall was part of the first generation of European modernists and created influential work during his time in Russia, France and the United States. His vivid use of color and interest in Jewish themes distinguished this amazing artist.

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Top image: Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890). The Starry Night (detail), 1889. Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 ¼ in. Museum of Modern Art. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest (by exchange), 472.1941. Public Domain. Second image: Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890). Self-Portrait, 1889. Oil on canvas, 22 ¾ x 17 ½ in. National Portrait Gallery. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney, 1998.74.5. Public Domain. Third image: Marc Chagall (French, 1887-1985). The Betrothed and Eiffel Tower, 1913. Oil on canvas, 30.3 x 27.6 in. National Museum Marc Chagall. Public Domain.


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