Vincent Van Gogh 1853 to 1890 – The True Story

4th October 2018

With wit and intelligence and meticulous research, Professor Anthony Slinn illuminates Van Gogh.  Anthony tracked down the exact sites where he painted.   Using a two-screen system to compare the actual painting sites with the paintings, he takes you on an unforgettable journey in the master’s footsteps. Anthony talks about the Vincent ‘ Magic’ which has turned canvas and paint into tens of millions of pounds.

Anthony studied at Liverpool College of Art at the time of the Beatles. He then continued Post-graduate painting at the Slade School where his tutor was the great Sir Ernst Gombrich, and it was his book ” The Story of Art”, that initiated Antony’s interest in ‘Stories’ about the artists. His presentations all started at this time in the ’60s and it is his personal research in the ‘footsteps’ of his artists that illuminate his talks. From Guernica to Giverny, Florida to Flanders, and Paris to St,Petersburg. It was on these travels that Anthony discovered the sources of his artists creativity and he made amazing discoveries. Anthony presents superb talks on the lives and works of many great painters including Van Gogh, the Impressionists and Dali. He brings his own excellent equipment and audiences also enjoy fine pictures illuminated by a fascinating speaker. Anthony is himself a painter and his research and enthusiasm for his subject is infectious.