Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night
October 16, 2008
This lecture provides an overview of Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night. Throughout his career, Van Gogh attempted the paradoxical task of representing night by light. His approach followed the trend set by the Impressionists of "translating" visual light effects with various color combinations. This exhibition presents new insight into Van Gogh's depictions of night landscapes, interior scenes, and the effects of both gaslight and natural light on their surroundings.
Lecturer Jennifer Field (MA, Hunter College; PhD student, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University) is a curatorial assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA.
NOTE: The beginning of the program is not included in this recording.
This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night.
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