Cummer Nassau: In Search of Identity and Purpose: From Struggles in Holland to Revelations in Paris

October 11, 2022
2 P.M.

The Works and Life of Vincent Van Gogh: Tribulations and Triumph
Three-Part Lecture Series by Dr. Debra Murphy, UNF Art History Professor

Hosted by Cummer Nassau, an Affinity Group of the Cummer Museum*

Story and Song Bookstore Bistro
1430 Park Avenue
Fernandina Beach

These lectures will consider Van Gogh’s biography, major works, significant influences on his artistic development (Japanese prints and the Impressionists, for example), and the greater context surrounding his life, including important individuals such as his brother Theo, and the contemporary artist, Paul Gauguin.

Lecture 2 – October 11, 2PM
Flourish and Decline in Arles: Astonishing Creativity, the “Ear Incident,” and Hospitalization
Hoping to escape the stress of urban Paris, Van Gogh travels south to Arles with a vision of forming an artist’s colony. A period of tremendous productivity ensues, which is fractured by the mutilation of his ear and subsequent commitment to an asylum where he paints Starry Night.

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*Cummer Amelia is now Cummer Nassau.