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The Lecture: The Trials and Tribulations of Vincent Van Gogh as seen through his Works

This talk makes an excellent follow up on the day trip ADFAS had in April to Tate Britain for their new exhibition on Van Gogh.

Van Gogh’s adult life was in grim reality a constant struggle against poverty, misery, ill health, both physical and mental, and loneliness.

A man of conscience and self questioning, who in Pissarro’s words would “either become mad or else leave us way behind”.

Van Gogh's early career and personal life seemed doomed to failure. Art provided his only outlet. Through it he was able to express himself; saying, “I believe that pictures will tell you what I am not able to express in words”.

And he is now the most famous of all artists. What was behind all those self portraits? In this talk you will find out more!

The Lecturer - Carole Petipher

We are very pleased to welcome to ADFAS Evenings Carole Petipher to talk to us for this evening session.

Carole has nearly twenty years' experience as a guide and lecturer on combined history/art tours in France.

Life aboard river vessels on the Seine, Oise, Marne and Rhone offered the chance to explore and further research certain riverside locations linked to art, which helped her to develop her in-depth knowledge.

As a specialist guide, Carole has led walking tours at all of the major Van Gogh sites in France representing the different stages of his short painting career and seen for herself what inspired him This combined with the reading of his extensive letters has led her to a much better understanding of his troubled life and appreciation of his art and its meaning.

She also has experience working with The Arts Society groups through work as a private guide for a privately owned stately home in the UK.

For more details please to our website page:-

www.ashridgedfas.org.uk/evening-events#wednesday-8-may-2019-the-trials-and-tribulations-of-vincent-van-gogh-as-seen-through-his-works-carole-petipher




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