In May 1889, during the most harrowing period of his life, Van Gogh entered the asylum of Saint-Paul de Mausole at St Rémy as a voluntary patient. Despite the challenges of ill health and asylum life, he continued to produce a series of masterpieces which included cypress trees, wheat-fields, olive groves and sunsets. The lecture will describe daily life behind the walls of the asylum and look at Van Gogh through fresh eyes, with newly discovered material.
We are the Dulwich branch of The Arts Society (formerly NADFAS), a leading arts education charity that brings together people with a shared curiosity for the arts, providing access to world-class lecturers sharing their specialist knowledge. The belief that the arts have the potential to enrich peoples' lives is at the heart of everything we do.
We encourage the pleasure of learning through our programme of evening lectures, as well as visits to places of artistic merit in and around London. The Arts Society's Greater London Area offers a comprehensive programme of study days providing opportunities for deeper examination of arts-related subjects.
Our lectures are held in a comfortable purpose-built lecture theatre with its own parking. There is no waiting list and membership is open to everyone.