Art Lecture at VMFA

On Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 6:30 PM, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts at 200 N Boulevard presents Joachim Pissarro, PhD with their  annual Paul Mellon Lecture, this one titled “Camille Pissarro and Vincent van Gogh: When Did Impressionism become Post-Impressionism?”

The lecture is free and open to the public but advance tickets are required. INFO.

Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro’s great grandson Joachim Pissarro (Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Galleries) will explore the genesis of the term Post-Impressionism, and question the validity of this art historical category by referencing the writings of Vincent Van Gogh; one of the world’s greatest Post-Impressionist painters.

Mr. Pissarro will also examine the relationship that tied Pissarro to Van Gogh, as well as look at what influence Pissaro’s work had on that of Van Gogh and the Post-Impressionists.

The VMFA is a regional treasure located less than a mile from our Fan District bed and breakfast.  So reserve your guest room now, reserve a space at the lecture, start your next morning with a hearty gourmet breakfast, and spend the next day touring the vast collections and special exhibitions! You might want to subscribe to our RSS feed, rumor has it that Dale Chihuly’s fabulous glass may be coming to Richmond!

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