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Van Gogh Fields and Flowers
     

Van Gogh Fields and Flowers

by Debra Mancoff, Debra N. Mankoff
 

The legend of Vincent van Gogh's tortured soul and tragic life has long fascinated art lovers, shaping the way we view and interpret his work. But Van Gogh, the artist and the man, was also profoundly inspired by the beauty of nature and produced some of the most vibrant depictions of the natural world ever put to canvas. Van Gogh Fields and Flowers offers a

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The legend of Vincent van Gogh's tortured soul and tragic life has long fascinated art lovers, shaping the way we view and interpret his work. But Van Gogh, the artist and the man, was also profoundly inspired by the beauty of nature and produced some of the most vibrant depictions of the natural world ever put to canvas. Van Gogh Fields and Flowers offers a refreshing look at this side of the artist's life and work. This gorgeous book is filled with color reproductions of Van Gogh's vibrant paintings of trees, fields, bouquets, and, of course, his acclaimed irises and sunflowers. The selection of more than 40 works includes both popular and lesser-known pieces, from Fields with Poppies to Four Cut Sun-flowers, which are accompanied by extracts from the artist's letters and an accessible text by art historian Debra N. Mancoff. Readers will come away from this book with a richer understanding of the joy and pleasure that Van Gogh experienced in his life and expressed with his brush.

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Booknews
Herein are incredibly vivid and articulate representations of Vincent's flora<-->pictorial translations-of-nature that may tug at your tear ducts. The volume begins with an illustrated biography accompanied by non-floral and floral paintings with one chapter each devoted to the following: bouquets, flowering trees, irises, sunflowers, and fields. Throughout the text are Vincent's quotes, like this one from 1885: "I study nature, so as not to do foolish things, to remain reasonable." If the impressionists could paint light, then Vincent, as will be apparent from grazing over these magnificent fields and flowers, could also paint wind. No notes or bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811825696
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Debra N. Mancoff is an art historian and the author of several books on 19th-century European and American painting. She lives in Chicago.

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