Van Gogh and Madness: The Artist versus the Legend

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Gartner Auditorium


Recent discoveries obtained through scientific analysis of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings shed new light on the artist’s working methods, stimulating reconsideration of the relationship between his artistic production and illness. What do these studies tell us about conventional views of Van Gogh and the constructed myth of the modern artist? Dr. William H. Robinson, Curator of Modern European Art, and Marcia Steele, Senior Conservator of Paintings, discuss the research conducted in preparation for the exhibition Van Gogh Repetitions and its potential for altering perceptions of this iconic artist.

Presented by the Cleveland Museum of Art Women’s Council.

Free; reservations recommended.