Do You Know Van Gogh? Reflections on a Life – A Two Part Series Presented February 12 and February 26 by Kathy Cleveland Bull
February 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST$15.00 – $20.00
Former Board member Kathy Cleveland Bull, who is exceptionally well-versed about artist Vincent Van Gogh, will discuss his life in the context of Jungian psychology. This program will follow the Van Gogh Immersion and Columbus Museum of Art Van Gogh exhibits, so the timing is perfect! This will be a two-part program, with the second session being offered February 26. The registration fee is $20 per session, discounted to $15 for JACO members. Scroll below to register. Though we are planning this as an in-person event the omicron variant may necessitate its becoming a zoom program, in which case we’ll get the link to you in good time, we assure you.
Do You Know Van Gogh?
- He cut off his ear after a fight with Paul Gauguin.
- His famous paintings include Starry Night, Sunflowers and many self-portraits.
- Songwriter Don McLean composed and recorded Vincent (Starry Starry Night), a song about Van Gogh that became a hit worldwide.
- He struggled with mental illness and committed suicide.
If this is what you know of Van Gogh, we invite you to explore his life more fully in this two-part series. As a self-described “amateur Van Gogh enthusiast”, Kathy Cleveland Bull has crafted her own Van Gogh Immersion Experience, having spent a year conducting in-depth research on his life, his relationships, his art and the tenor of the times that shaped him.
Taking a psychological approach and looking through a Jungian lens, Kathy will share lesser-known stories from his youth and adulthood, dispel various myths, glimpse into his deepest thoughts and feelings as expressed through his letters to his brother, Theo, and reflect on his intense suffering and symptoms through a modern psychological and Jungian understanding. Participants will have the opportunity to survey many Van Gogh paintings and explore what thoughts, feelings and body sensations are elicited through them.
Part 1: Myths and Symbolic Narratives that Dominated his Life
February 12, 2022 10 am – 12:00 pm First Community South 1320 Cambridge Blvd 43212
Part 2: Madness and Creativity – The Major Complexes that Governed his Life
February 26, 2022 10 am – 12:00 pm First Community South 1320 Cambridge Blvd 43212