Thursday 9 February, 5.30pm
Eugeen Van Mieghem (1875-1930) An Artist of the People with Erwin Joos
In this lecture Erwin Joos, curator of the Eugeen Van Mieghem Museum, will introduce the life and work of the painter Eugeen Van Mieghem. In the European social art of the turn of the century many artists admired the work of Jean-François Millet and many strove to match this social authenticity. As a child of the port, Van Mieghem did not experience their restlessness. He was fascinated by the colourful hustle and bustle of life at the dockside. His origins determined his later art. He did not need to go in search of inspiration, for the world was on his doorstep. Driven by his youthful idealism, he left behind a unique and enduring oeuvre about the lives of ordinary people in a cosmopolitan seaport.
Eugeen Van Mieghem: Port Life is sponsored by Dublin Port Company.