Curator’s Perspective: ‘Vincent van Gogh and Japan’, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, May 8


Date: May 8, 2014Looking_vanGogh_Postman-700x450

Time: 6:30 pm

Frist Center Auditorium ~ Gallery admission required; members free ~ Seating is first come, first seated.

Presented by Simon Kelly, curator of modern and contemporary art, Saint Louis Art Museum

The Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh was intensely fascinated with the art and culture of Japan. Over the course of his career, Van Gogh painted copies of Japanese ukiyo-e prints and collected a range of Japanese art. Join lecturer Simon Kelly for a talk that examines the impact of japonisme on the artistic development of Van Gogh, including his use of the formal devices of ukiyo-e and the parallels that Van Gogh drew between Japan and the Provence region of France. See Van Gogh’s work in Looking East: Western Artists and the Allure of Japan through May 11.

Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway. Nashville, TN, 37203-3822