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Vincent van Gogh, 1853-1890 : vision and reality  Cover Image Book Book

Vincent van Gogh, 1853-1890 : vision and reality / Ingo F. Walther / Rainer Metzger ; English translation by Valerie Coyle and Axel Molinski.

Walther, Ingo F., (author.). Metzger, Rainer, (author.). Coyle, Valerie, (translator.). Molinski, Axel, (translator.).


"Today, the works of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) are among the most well-known and celebrated in the world. In Sunflowers, The Starry Night, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, and many, many paintings and drawings beyond, we recognize an artistuniquely dexterous in the portrayal of mood and place through paint, pencil, charcoal, or chalk. Yet as he was deploying thelurid colors, emphatic brushwork, and contoured formsthat would subsequently make his name and inspire generations of expressionist artists, van Gogh battled not only the disinterest of his contemporary audience but alsodevastating bouts of mental illness. His episodes of depression and anxiety would eventually claim his life, when, in 1890, he committed suicide shortly after his 37th birthday. This richly illustrated introduction follows Vincent van Gogh s story from his earliest pictures of peasants and rural workers, through his bright Parisian period, to his final, feverish burst of creative energy in the South of France during the last two and a half years of his life."--Jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9783836527361
  • ISBN: 3836527367
  • Physical Description: 95 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 27 cm.
  • Edition: English edition.
  • Publisher: Köln [Germany] : Taschen, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Original edition: 1986.
Formatted Contents Note:
Half monk, half artist : the beginnings in Holland 1881-1885 -- Apprenticeship years in Paris : Antwerp and Paris 1885-1888 -- The explosion of colour : Arles 1888-1889 -- Painting as life : Saint-Rémy and Auvers 1889-1890 -- Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890 : life and work.
Language Note:
In English translated from the German.
Subject: Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 > Criticism and interpretation.
Painters > Netherlands.
Painting, Dutch > 19th century.
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890.
Painting, Dutch.
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.

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