Van Gogh Laborers [Illustrated]

Van Gogh Laborers [Illustrated]

by Vincent Van Gogh
     
 

This volume displays 39 Vincent Van Gogh color paintings of laborers in a digitally restored state: their eye-popping brilliance and vitality are just as on the day he finished them. Unless otherwise noted, they were originally oil paintings on canvas.

Van Gogh felt an attachment to the working class and a sympathy for their way of life -- which was being… See more details below

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This volume displays 39 Vincent Van Gogh color paintings of laborers in a digitally restored state: their eye-popping brilliance and vitality are just as on the day he finished them. Unless otherwise noted, they were originally oil paintings on canvas.

Van Gogh felt an attachment to the working class and a sympathy for their way of life -- which was being lost to increasing industrialization. Fishermen, farmers and weavers attracted his particular artistic attention. He was fond of the peasant art genres of Jean-François Millet: a number of the laborers depicted here are inspired by Millet.
Taking on the hardships of laborers himself to live among them, Van Gogh developed as an artist while he painted their daily lives. It was an age of post-Impressionistic color, form and wonderment that the art world discovered only after the master's death. Bouts of anxiety, mental illness and epilepsy may have tormented him and brought about his suicide at the age of 37. But they may also have been catalysts for an emotionality and vibrance in his art that reveals a turbulent search for grace.
Technical Note: These images are in color -- they render beautifully in optimized gray-scale tones for black-and-white e-book readers, but exhibit even more stunningly in full color with color readers, such as the NOOK Color, and inside apps for color-enabled computers and portable or hand-held devices.

Images include:

LABORERS

This volume displays 39 Vincent Van Gogh color paintings of laborers in a digitally restored state: their eye-popping brilliance and vitality are just as on the day he finished them. Unless otherwise noted, they were originally oil paintings on canvas.

Van Gogh felt an attachment to the working class and a sympathy for their way of life -- which was being lost to increasing industrialization. Fishermen, farmers and weavers attracted his particular artistic attention. He was fond of the peasant art genres of Jean-François Millet: a number of the laborers depicted here are inspired by Millet.

Taking on the hardships of laborers himself to live among them, Van Gogh developed as an artist while he painted their daily lives. It was an age of post-Impressionistic color, form and wonderment that the art world discovered only after the master's death. Bouts of anxiety, mental illness and epilepsy may have tormented him and brought about his suicide at the age of 37. But they may also have been catalysts for an emotionality and vibrance in his art that reveals a turbulent search for grace.

Technical Note: These images are in color -- they render beautifully in optimized gray-scale tones for black-and-white e-book readers, but exhibit even more stunningly in full color with color readers and inside Kindle apps for color-enabled computers and portable or hand-held devices.

The following images are included:

LABORERS:
1. Crouching Boy with Sickle (Black Chalk & Watercolor), 1881
2. Peasant Digging, 1882
3. Fisherman on Beach, 1882
4. Fisherman’s Wife on Beach, 1882
5. Peat Boat with Two Figures, 1883
6. Two Peasant Women Stinging Peat, 1883
7. Peasant Burning Weeds, 1883
8. Weaver at the Loom, 1884
9. Peasants Planting Potatoes, 1884
10. Planting Potatoes, 1884
11. Wood Gatherers in the Snow, 1884
12. Peasant Woman Sweeping the Floor, 1885
13. Peasant and Wife Planting Potatoes, 1885
14. Peasant Woman Digging I, 1885
15. Two Peasant Women Harvesting Potatoes, 1885
16. Peasant Woman Digging II, 1885
17. Peasant Woman Harvesting Potatoes, 1885
18. Harvest in Provence, 1888
19. Artist on Way to Work, 1888 (Self-Portrait)
20. The Sower I, 1888
21. The Sower II, 1888
22. Field with a Plowing Farmer, 1889
23. The Spinstress (after Millet), 1889
24. The Reaper (after Millet), 1889
25. The Thresher (after Millet), 1889
26. The Sheaf-Binder (after Millet), 1889
27. The Sheep Shearer (after Millet), 1889
28. Peasant Woman Cutting Straw, 1889
29. Reaper with Sickle (after Millet), 1889
30. Woman Binding Sheathes, 1889
31. The Sower (after Millet), 1889
32. Two Farmers Digging, 1889
33. The Shepherdess (after Millet), 1889
34. Lunch Break (after Millet), 1890
35. On the Way to the Field, 1890
36. The Wood Cutter (after Millet), 1890
37. Two Peasant Women Digging in a Snow-Covered Field, 1890
38. Two Men Digging Out a Tree Stump, 1890
39. Two Peasants Harvesting Potatoes, 1890

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012791405
Publisher:
Hackentosh Media
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Series:
Affordable Portable Art , #8
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

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