Van Gogh the Anglophile: Looking Through his Eyes at Victorian Art

Art Matters Lecture with Malcolm Warner

As a pioneer of the modern movement, Van Gogh seems an unlikely fan of what we call Victorian art. But his time in London left him with a love of English painting and illustration. He looked up to the pre-eminent English painter, John Everett Millais, and collected gritty, working-class images from London magazines. “For me,” he wrote to his brother Theo in 1882, “one of the highest and noblest expressions of art is always that of the English.”

This event is in person at Santa Barbara Museum of Art's Mary Craig Auditorium.

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