I, Van Gogh

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"During his brief and troubled life, Vincent van Gogh completed more than 800 paintings that reflect his obsession with fathoming the depths of nature and capturing all its facets on canvas - an obsession that would take him to the very limits of his physical and mental powers. Today, his paintings are among the most recognizable images in art and reach record prices at auction." I, van Gogh offers an in-depth look at the life and work of the visionary artist, immersing the reader into the time and place in which the artist painted. In addition,
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Overview

"During his brief and troubled life, Vincent van Gogh completed more than 800 paintings that reflect his obsession with fathoming the depths of nature and capturing all its facets on canvas - an obsession that would take him to the very limits of his physical and mental powers. Today, his paintings are among the most recognizable images in art and reach record prices at auction." I, van Gogh offers an in-depth look at the life and work of the visionary artist, immersing the reader into the time and place in which the artist painted. In addition, excerpts from van Gogh's correspondence with his brother, Theo, provide a deeper understanding of his inspirations and emotions and well as a fascinating insight into his own paintings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783791333939
  • Publisher: Prestel Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 143
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 13.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

The artist seen through his own eyes 37
A letter-writer and his brother 49
Painting in black 67
Greyish pink and bright yellow : the art of colour 91
Biography and works 117
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