Join us for a new series of Art History lectures focusing on artists, artworks and art movements that played important roles in the development of Modern Art from the 1850’s to the 1920’s. You will find “Art History for the Rest of Us” as presented on the first Tuesday of the month by Dee Kilgo Ph.D. to be highly entertaining and informative. All proceeds go to support the educational programs at DFAC (thanks Dee)!
Vincent Van Gogh and the Portrait of Dr. Gachet
||Vincent Van Gogh created 70 paintings in the last 70 days of his life. His last portrait,which pictured Dr. Paul Gachet, his caretaker in Auvers, is among the most revered works from this intensely creative period. In 1990, the portrait sold at auction for $82.5 million, making it the world’s most expensive painting at that time. Dee’s program examines the circumstances that produced this work and shaped its distinctive style. In addition, you’ll hear the fascinating story of the painting’s unusually eventful provenance, including an update on the bizarre circumstances surrounding the painting’s current location.|
Members $15 – Non-Members $20
All proceeds go to support the educational programs at DFAC (thanks Dee)!