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Painting in Focus: van Gogh's Sunflowers

Thursday 25th February, 6.00pm

Join us for a live, online lecture in which we explore one of the National Gallery's most popular and beloved paintings, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. Rich and vibrant and full of colour, the work radiates happiness and optimism despite being associated with one of the most difficult periods of the artist's life. In one of its versions it became the most expensive work ever sold at auction, yet van Gogh sold virtually nothing during his lifetime. So how is it that a work which was virtually unknown during his own lifetime has been catapulted into the ranks of the world’s most recognisable icons and well-loved images? Join us for an enlightening and entertaining live talk in the company of National Gallery expert, Siân Walters.

This is a live-streamed talk at 6.00pm GMT.  Tune in from anywhere in the world to watch or enjoy a recorded version of the lecture which can be accessed for up to 24 hours afterwards. It will last approximately one hour including Q&A

. Booking closes the day before the lecture.

 

Further Information

Participation

1. BOOK.

Click on the gold “Book This Course/Event” button on the right hand side now, fill in the online booking form and pay online. You will be notified automatically by email once your booking has been accepted.

Please ensure you enter your email address correctly, as your Zoom link will be sent to this address, thank you.

The participation fee is £10 per person, if making bookings for a number of people please provide their email addresses and book them as separate participants.

2. DOWNLOAD

Download ZOOM once you have booked - please print/download the instructions in this downloadable link and read them carefullyZoom works best when using Google Chrome

3. REGISTER

You will receive an email approximately 24-48 hours in advance of the event asking you to register.** This is a privacy function enabling only registered participants to attend. After registering you will receive the Zoom log in link immediately both on your screen and by email, please keep it safely as you will need it to log in

** Please note that these details are sent out in office hours, so if you book on a weekend you may not receive them until Monday. You must register with the same name that you have booked under and at least 45 minutes before the lecture begins, otherwise you may not be able to watch. If you have not received your email confirmations, please check your ‘deleted items' and 'junk mail' folders.

4. JOIN

Join the lecture at least ten minutes before it is scheduled to start, to ensure everything is working.

If you are not able to watch the lecture at the time it is live-streamed, you can still book online, as above. You will be contacted after the lecture has been broadcast with instructions on how to access the recorded lecture, for up to 24 hours afterwards.You do not need to advise us if you can't participate live, don't worry!

Bookings close the day before the lecture is streamed.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event. We regret that we are unable to offer technical support with Zoom but tips can be found in the attachment. If you would like to book more than one event, please book separately for each lecture that you would like to attend, thank you. If you are booking for more than one person, it is important that you include their email address so that we can send them the lecture link too. We regret we are unable to offer refunds but don't worry if you are not able to attend, as we will send you the recorded lecture link.

Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers, 1888,  © National Gallery, London

What a really wonderful talk tonight. I’ve listened to several during the lockdowns - they really do lift my spirit! Thank you.”

Mrs S Walsh

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Highlights

  • Online, live lecture
  • Viewable from anywhere in the world
  • Interactive Q&A

Practicalities

  • Price: £10.00
  • Venue: See Further Information
  • Lecturer: Siân Walters

Booking

To book, please complete our online booking form.

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