Sunday, February 9 at 3:00 pm
Presenter: Michael Noris, Ph.D., Art Historian
At one point, Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother that since he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. A painter and pastor, van Gogh produced more than 2,000 “brilliant children.” In this session, dozens of his works of art, with a focus on pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be explored.
An overview of his life experiences and how it influenced his art will lead to a lively discussion, which will include talking about the differences between experiencing original artwork and reproductions. With over 20 years of teaching at the Cloisters Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other global lecture destinations, Michael “tries to find the story in the artwork” to share with interested audiences.