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"This man will either go insane or leave us all far behind," prophesied the great Impressionist Camille Pisarro. The man was Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), a vicar's son born at Groot-Zundert near Breda in Holland, who at that time was struggling to find buyers for his paintings. Van Gogh did indeed go at least to the brink of insanity. And he has long been recognised as one of the great modern artists.

Van Gogh, who followed a variety of professions before becoming an artist, was a solitary, despairing and self-destructive man his whole life long. His truest friend was his brother Theo, who supported him unstintingly throughout and followed him to the grave just six months later.

This richly illustrated study by two experts on van Gogh follows the artist from the early gloom-laden paintings in which he captured the misery of peasants and workers in his home parts, through the bright and colorful paintings he did in Paris, to the work of his final years under a southern sun in Arles, where he at last found the light that produced the unmistakable van Gogh style. At Arles, Saint-Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise, in the feverish burst of creative energy that marked the last two and a half years of his life, he produced the 463 paintings on which his immortality rests.

Van Gogh craved recognition during his lifetime but was denied it till after his self-inflicted death. Today he is universally seen as one of the great forerunners of 20th century painting, and one of the tragic masters of art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783822872253
Subtitle:
1853-1890
Author:
Rainer Metzger and Ingo F. Walther
Author:
Walther, Ingo F.
Author:
Metzger, Rainer
Author:
Metzger, R.
Publisher:
Taschen
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Individual Artist
Subject:
France
Subject:
Gogh, vincent van, 1853-1890
Subject:
Impressionism (art)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback - sewn
Series:
Big Series Art
Publication Date:
19981101
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
12.22x9.76x1.08 in. 4.07 lbs.

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