Van Gogh and Gauguin BIG BOW Museum Excursion

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Van Gogh and Gauguin BIG BOW Museum Excursion

March 5th was the annual BIG BOW English Lab museum excursion. This year I was really wondering if we were going to have a museum trip or not because there weren’t any interesting exhibits. I was so relieved to see in January that the Aichi Arts Center would be putting on an exhibit of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin’s paintings, one that would also focus on their friendship.

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I knew an exhibit about such popular painters would be well-attended, but we were shocked on Sunday to see so many people lined up before it even opened! However, thanks to the professional staff at the Aichi Arts Center, everything was well-organized and our group could easily move around the exhibit and see the paintings as many times as we wanted.

 

Before we entered the museum, we had a quick review of how Van Gogh and Gauguin’s lives intertwined. Van Gogh was born in the Netherlands and came to Paris to paint, where he met Gauguin. They moved to the south of France to paint, which pleased Van Gogh because he dreamed of starting an artists’ colony. However, the two friends quarreled often. One of their last quarrels led to Van Gogh cutting off his ear and Gauguin leaving. (There was speculation by art historians that Gauguin had cut his ear off with a sword, but most say now that did not happen.) Even though Van Gogh and Gauguin never saw each other again, they exchanged letters.

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A few years after Van Gogh died, Gauguin moved to Tahiti. One of his last paintings was displayed in the exhibit – a painting of sunflowers, representing Van Gogh, with a scene of Tahiti outside the window, the place where Gauguin lived at the time.

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Everyone had a great time and we all learned a lot about these two great artists! I hope another great exhibit comes to Nagoya next year.

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LESLEY ITO(レスリー いとう)

アメリカ、フロリダ州出身。両親の仕事の都合で生まれはイギリス。1992年、大学卒業後来日。日本での経験を活かしてアメリカで就職をするまでの1年の予定で帰国予定だったのが、結婚を機に日本で永住を決断。以後、英語指導法に関する研究や発表を重ね、その功績が認められイギリスの大手出版会社から世界の著名指導者のひとりとしてケンブリッジに招待を受ける。
著者として指導書や英語多読用リーダーなど数多くの英語教育関連書籍を執筆し、ドバイでは2015年に多読用リーダーで国際文学最優秀賞を受賞。
現在では、大学での講義やCLILレッスンの講演活動を日本全国で行っている。

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