Lecture Art Talk The Marvelous van Gogh Artis—Naples Lifelong Learning Joan Jacobs, lecturer Few artists have so portrayed human emotion through the medium of brush and paint. Vincent van Gogh’s dazzling brushwork and color mastery helped make his paintings among the most adored in the world. In the intriguing lecture, Joan Jacobs discusses the work of this influential artist, including speculation about his death. This presentation is part of Joan Jacobs’ Art Talk series. Image: Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890). Self-Portrait, 1889. Oil on canvas, 22 ¾ x 17 ½ in. National Portrait Gallery. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney, 1998.74.5. Public Domain.