Art & Literature: SACRÉ BLEU - a comedy d’art
Apr 17, 2013
SACRÉ BLEU - a comedy d’art
Written by Christopher Moore
Discussion led by Heather Whitehouse, Associate Curator of Education
In July 1890, Vincent van Gogh went into a cornfield and shot himself. Or did he? Vincent’s friends, baker-turned-painter Lucien Lessard and bon vivant Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, have their doubts. Now they’re determined to answer the questions surrounding van Gogh’s untimely death—like who was the crooked little “color man” Vincent claimed was stalking him across France . . . and why had the painter recently become deathly afraid of a certain shade of blue? What follows is a surreal odyssey and brothel-crawl deep into the art world of late-nineteenth-century Paris, as the one and only, Christopher Moore cooks up a delectable confection of intrigue, passion, and art history . . . with cancan girls, baguettes, and fine French cognac thrown in for good measure.
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