Cheltenham Festival: Bright Stars: Great Artists Who Died Too Young
Some of the world’s greatest and most-loved artists died under the age of 40. Heavyweights Vincent van Gogh and Jean-Michel Basquiat have been mythologised by their early deaths. For others like Pauline Boty and Charlotte Salomon, a premature demise has meant being left out of the history books altogether, and as Caravaggio and Vermeer’s stories show us, it can take centuries for forgotten artists to be given the recognition they truly deserve. In a celebration of some of the best and brightest talent who died too young, art historian, curator and broadcaster Kate Bryan takes us on a dazzling tour of the lives and legacies of great artists who still influence and inspire us today.