Brown Bag Lecture: The Magic and Mystery of Vincent Van Gogh

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 13:00

In slides of his rarely seen childhood drawings, as well as of his late impressionist paintings in southern and northern France, Marlene Aron reveals Van Gogh’s joy, beauty, sorrow and magic.  She tells how he gave his life through his art to serve humanity and paved the way for the Modern Art Movement and beyond.  Works discussed: Potato Eaters, Peasants, Laborers, the Poor Standing in Line at the Lottery Office and Soup Kitchen, Gardens, Flowers, Starry Nights and beautiful Poppy Fields. Aron will also talk about places he lived, jobs he held, his relationships, and his love and compassion for the working poor.

An artist, educator and published poet, Marlene Aron has lectured on Van Gogh since 1997. Recent talks include the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown OH and San Francisco Public Library. She studied at the Vrije Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten in The Hague and earned her MFA from California College of the Arts. She has taught art and art history in universities and art colleges in CA, OH and PA.

Bring your own lunch. No RSVP required. Free. We invite members of the public to join us and check out our program.

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Brown Bags are every 1st Wednesday from 1 - 2:30pm.

Location: 
SF State's Downtown Campus, 835 Market St., Room 677
Directions: 
Enter from the sidewalk into 835 Market under the purple SF State banner.
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