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Cost: $90 (VMFA members $75) Cost includes admission to The Art of the Flower.

The Floral as Still Life: Delacroix, Courbet, Manet and van Gogh

with Dr. Colleen Yarger, Adjunct Professor of Art History, Randolph Macon College

Tuesdays, Mar 24 – Apr 14, 1 – 2:30 pm

Conference Suite & Galleries

Van Gogh and many of his contemporaries were committed to flowers as both a subject and a source of painterly meditation, as evidenced by VMFA’s special exhibition Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower. Focusing on four major artists featured in this intriguing exhibition: Eugène Delacroix, Gustave Courbet, Édouard Manet and Vincent van Gogh, this course highlights and examines the personal vision, style, and influences of each of these artists as it relates to their floral still life painting.

Image: Vase with Cornflowers and Poppies (detail), 1887, Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853 – 1890, active in France), oil on canvas, 31 1/2 x 26 3/8 in. Triton Collection Foundation