Sunflowers and Lumière: The Art of Vincent Van Gogh
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 19:30
Onslow Village Hall The Square, Wilderness Road Guildford GU2 7QR
Under the grey skies of northern Europe, a genius artist longed for the sun.
Christopher Herbert – Sunflowers and Lumière: The Art of Vincent Van Gogh
Under the grey skies of northern Europe, a genius artist longed for the sun. Out of his own inner turmoil and with the unstinting help of his practical brother, Van Gogh explored colour and landscape in ways which have shifted everyone’s perceptions. This lecture tells that story and opens our eyes to his world.
Has lectured at the National Gallery, the Courtauld Institute, King’s College, London, Westminster Abbey, and the University of Rikkyo in Japan, and at churches and cathedrals throughout England and in Italy. Was until recently Bishop of St Albans and a member of the House of Lords. He has an MPhil and PhD in Art History from the University of Leicester. Created Visiting Professor in Christian Ethics in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey, and has also been awarded two honorary doctorates and is an honorary citizen of Fano, Italy.