Synopses & Reviews
Vincent van Gogh never owned a garden, but throughout his career he painted and drew outdoor spaces and natural objects frequently, both fascinated and stimulated by each location's unique character. In this book Ralph Skea surveys the gardens that were most dear to Van Gogh--from the domestic havens of parsonage gardens in the Netherlands to the romance of Parisian city parks, from the blazing flower beds of Provence to the asylum gardens that provided the artist with seclusion and calm in his final months. Whether joyous paintings of plants in bloom or the intensely beautiful studies of lilacs, roses, irises, and pine trees that he produced in the asylum at Saint-Rémy, all the oils and sketches included here are monuments to the artist's originality and poetic sensibility.
A beautifully produced gift book for gardeners and art lovers everywhere: a selection of Vincent van Gogh's garden and flower paintings and drawings.
About the Author
Ralph Skea was formerly Senior Lecturer in European Urban Conservation at the University of Dundee. He is also a widely exhibited painter and the author of Vincent's Gardens and Vincent's Trees.