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Art Historian Looks at Van Gogh’s Influences

Essex Junction ~ Art historian Carol Berry will consider the life of, and influences upon, painter Vincent Van Gogh in a talk at Brownell Library in Essex Junction on November 6 at 7:00 pm. Her talk,From Rembrandt to Van Gogh and Beyond,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Van Gogh’s art was among the first that made visible the artist’s subjective feelings, an approach later emulated by 20th-century artists. Berry will discuss Van Gogh’s life, the development of his art, and the artists who influenced him.

Carol Berry is an artist and a retired art educator. Intrigued by the work of Vincent Van Gogh, she has spent many years studying his paintings, reading his letters, and absorbing information that would lead her to a better understanding of the artist and his remarkable career. She has lectured on various aspects of Van Gogh’s life and is the author of Vincent Van Gogh: His Spiritual Vision in Life and Art (Orbis Books).

About First Wednesdays

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Essex Junction are held at Brownell Library unless otherwise noted. The program is free, accessible to people with disabilities and open to the public. See the full schedule of Essex Junction First Wednesdays talks.

The statewide underwriter for the First Wednesdays 2019-2020 series is the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

“From Rembrandt to Van Gogh and Beyond” is underwritten by Husky Injection Molding Systems Inc.

Brownell Library is sponsored by Brownell Library Foundation, Inc.; Brownell Library Trustees; The Essex Agency, Inc.; Home Care Assistance of Greater Burlington; Kolvoord, Overton & Wilson P.C.; Northfield Savings Bank; RETN

For more information, contact Brownell Library at 802.878.6955 or contact the Vermont Humanities Council at 802.262.2626 or , or visit www.vermonthumanities.org.

About Vermont Humanities

Vermont Humanities seeks to engage all Vermonters in the world of ideas, foster a culture of thoughtfulness, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and learning.