Thursday, April 21, 2016

Event: Movie Night at the Art Society: “The Life of an Artist: Vincent Van Gogh” on Friday, April 22, 2016 @ 7:00-9:00pm at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Vincent Van Gogh” on Friday, April 22, 2016 at ASTT
Event:  Movie Night at the Art Society: “Vincent Van Gogh” on Friday, April 22, 2016 @ 7:00-9:00pm at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Location: The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago; Cor. Jamaica Blvd & St Vincent Ave; Federation Park, Port of Spain; Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 622-9827 or (868) 738-8273; Email: or;  Hours: 10am-6pm daily.
Event Description: “The ASTT Welcomes you to another installment of our 'MOVIE NIGHT.' Movie Night at the ASTT this month screens 'The Life of an Artist: Vincent Van Gogh.' Film starts promptly at 7:00pm on Friday, April 22, 2016. Admission is free.”Read more:
About Vincent Van Gogh: “Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work had far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, self portraits, landscapes, still lifes, olive trees and cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. Critics largely ignored his work until after his presumed suicide in 1890. His short life, expressive and spontaneous use of vivid colours, broad oil brushstrokes and emotive subject matter, mean he is recognisable both in the modern public imagination as the quintessential misunderstood genius. Van Gogh was born to religious upper middle class parents. He was driven as an adult by a strong sense of purpose, but was also thoughtful and intellectual; he was equally aware of modernist currents in art, music and literature. He was well travelled and spent several years in his 20s working for a firm of art dealers in The Hague, London and Paris, after which he taught in England at Isleworth and Ramsgate. He drew as a child, but spent years drifting in ill health and solitude, and did not paint until his late twenties. Most of his best-known works were completed during the last two years of his life.”Read more:
About ASTT: “Before the Trinidad Art Society was born, a small group of painters, poets and writers including Amy Leong Pang and Hugh Stollmeyer among others – dubbed the “Society of Trinidad Independents”, taking their cue from the modernist movements in Europe- pointed the country into the headwinds of contemporary art. They revelled in Gauguin, Modigliani and the growing fascination with African art; their metaphysical leanings found a ready response in Shango – Baptist beliefs with strong echoes of Orisha in Benin. The group ran afoul of a fundamentalist press whose vitriolic attacks were partially responsible for the disintegration of the body (after nine years) in 1938. Their pioneering visual work, however, was to have a profound influence on the development of art in Trinidad and Tobago.”Read more:
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A Tribute to Vincent Van Gogh - video by Kotetsu Kaburagi

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