Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by May 19): $200
Regular Price (after May 19): $220
This seminar reconsiders the art of Vincent van Gogh in light of recent research, including a comprehensive online edition of his letters and a monumental biography. What is the relationship between Van Gogh’s words, life, and work, and how can we excavate the art from the myth? The course will address this complex web through consideration and discussion of the paintings, the letters, and subsequent interpretations of the artist. Six sessions.
Margaret Farr is an independent art historian with a PhD in Art History, specializing in art from 1800 to the present. She has worked at the Art Institute of Chicago for over 18 years and has also taught at several colleges and universities.
The Letters of Vincent van Gogh. Selected and edited by Ronald de Leeuw. Translated by Arnold Pomerans. London: Penguin Books, 1996. ISBN-13 978-0140446746.
- For the first class, participants should read pages ix-xxxi and 75-93 in The Letters of Vincent van Gogh.