Cezanne to Van Gogh: The Collection of Doctor Gachet

Cezanne to Van Gogh: The Collection of Doctor Gachet

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by Anne Distel, Susan Alyson Stein, Susan Alyson Stein
     
 

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A physician and an amateur artist, Paul Gachet appreciated at an early date the genius of a number of painters struggling for recognition, including Cezanne, Pissarro, Monet, Guillaumin, and, especially, Van Gogh. They were among the many artists who became his friends and were frequent guests at Gachet's home in Auvers, where they were invited to set up their easels… See more details below

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A physician and an amateur artist, Paul Gachet appreciated at an early date the genius of a number of painters struggling for recognition, including Cezanne, Pissarro, Monet, Guillaumin, and, especially, Van Gogh. They were among the many artists who became his friends and were frequent guests at Gachet's home in Auvers, where they were invited to set up their easels and paint still lifes or to experiment with new etching techniques in his attic studio. The artists gave or sold to their host pictures that then joined his wide-ranging collection. Artists' works were also studiously copied by Gachet, his son, Paul, and other amateurs in Gachet's circle. By the time of Dr. Gachet's death in 1909, the collection that filled his three-story house - containing paintings by now-famous Impressionist and Postimpressionist artists - had become legendary. For the first time, the Gachet donations - which contain not only paintings but also drawings, prints, copies, and such memorabilia as artists' palettes and still-life objects - are being exhibited outside France and, in this volume, published in their entirety.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Fifty years ago, the children of Dr. Paul-Ferdinand Gachet (1828-1909) donated to the French state the vast collection of impressionist and post impressionist artworks that their father had amassed from his personal contacts with the artists. These pieces were fervently guarded, ocassionally sold, and often copied by Dr. Gachet and his son Paul, both amateur artists, giving rise to questions of authenticity. Now, this richly illustrated catalog depicts these paintings, drawings, and copies as well as memorabilia on display recently at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, along with correspondence, photographs, and the results of radiography addressing such controversial issues. A summary catalog of the entire collection and a detailed chronology compiled by the son should be of special interest to scholars. Distel, curator at the Metropolitan, presents a fascinating look at the figure of Van Gogh immortalized. Recommended for research and special art history collections.--Joan Levin, MLS, Chicago Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780870999031
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Pages:
314

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