Cezanne to Van Gogh: The Collection of Doctor Gachet

Cezanne to Van Gogh: The Collection of Doctor Gachet

by Anne Distel, Susan Alyson Stein, Susan Alyson Stein
     
 

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Dr. Paul-Ferdinand Gachet, a contemporary of Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Pissarro, befriended many artists and assembled their works. This book presents the entire Gachet collection. An accompanying exhibition will take place May 17-Aug. 15, 1999, at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. 300 illustrations, 70 in full color.

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Dr. Paul-Ferdinand Gachet, a contemporary of Van Gogh, Cezanne, and Pissarro, befriended many artists and assembled their works. This book presents the entire Gachet collection. An accompanying exhibition will take place May 17-Aug. 15, 1999, at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. 300 illustrations, 70 in full color.

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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.

Product Details

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

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