Van Gogh Art & Ideas / Edition 1

Van Gogh Art & Ideas / Edition 1

by Judy Sund
     
 

ISBN-10: 071484084X

ISBN-13: 9780714840840

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Phaidon Press

Vincent van Gogh (1853-90) has become, in the century following his death, a man on first-name terms with the world. His brief but eventful life has inspired the scrutiny of other painters, filmmakers, psychologists and novelists, and his personal celebrity outstrips even the substantial fame of his works. While the popular appeal of such pictures as Sunflowers or

Overview

Vincent van Gogh (1853-90) has become, in the century following his death, a man on first-name terms with the world. His brief but eventful life has inspired the scrutiny of other painters, filmmakers, psychologists and novelists, and his personal celebrity outstrips even the substantial fame of his works. While the popular appeal of such pictures as Sunflowers or Starry Night resides in their seemingly emotion-fuelled spontaneity, they are in fact the products of a reflective and idea-driven man who was profoundly interested in and inspired by all manner of literary, musical and artistic sources. Spanning his early work in the Netherlands, the period of experimentation in Paris, and the evocative landscapes and vibrant portraits made in Provence and Auvers, this survey makes extensive use of Van Gogh's own correspondence to illuminate his artistic development and the personal vision that lies behind his work. The result is a balanced and sensitive account of this most innovative and influential of artists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714840840
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Series:
Art and Ideas Ser.
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction4
1Seeds Sown: The Makings of the Man, 1853-188011
2Rerouted and Rerooted: Van Gogh between City and Country, 1880-188341
3Among Potato Eaters: The Painter Comes of Age, 1884-188575
4Reinvention: Van Gogh in Paris, 1886-1888109
5Japanese Dreams: The Impact of Ukiyo-e, 1887-1888149
6The Great, Simple Thing: Portraiture at Arles, 1888195
7Painting as a Recuperative Strategy: Art and Illness, 1889-1890233
8Clinging to the Earth: Van Gogh's Last Weeks279
9Larger than Life: Van Gogh's Posthumous Reputation303
Glossary332
Brief Biographies334
Key Dates337
Map341
Further Reading342
Index345
Acknowledgements350

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