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In the Night Cafe with Vincent Van Gogh
In 1888, while in Arles, Vincent van Gogh painted the Night Café as a place where one can "ruin oneself, go mad, commit crimes," as the artist wrote to his brother Theo. Why did Van Gogh choose to represent such a place and how did he convey, in his words, "the terrible passions of humanity" through composition, brushwork, and his use of colour? In this overview of Van Gogh's art, Allison Morehead, Associate Professor of Art History, Queen?s University, will explore what kinds of modernist painterly strategies and what ideas led up to and followed this radically ugly painting. Please register for this free program by calling (416) 395-5639.