Van Gogh

Overview

Discover the tragic genius of Vincent van Gogh with this beautiful and highly informative guide, which tells the fascinating story of his life and work. Specially commissioned photographs show the methods and materials van Gogh used to create his masterpieces, while art expert Bruce Bernard offers a rare view into the painter's distinctive canvases, and the complex character behind them.
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Overview

Discover the tragic genius of Vincent van Gogh with this beautiful and highly informative guide, which tells the fascinating story of his life and work. Specially commissioned photographs show the methods and materials van Gogh used to create his masterpieces, while art expert Bruce Bernard offers a rare view into the painter's distinctive canvases, and the complex character behind them.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783836505789
  • Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Format: Wall Calendar
  • Edition description: Multilingu
  • Pages: 24
  • Product dimensions: 11.74 (w) x 11.68 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Youth and family 6
Life in England 8
Preaching and poverty 10
The image of the sower 12
Etten and The Hague 14
Peasants at work 16
A love of nature 18
A matter of faith 20
A peasant meal 22
Arrival in Antwerp 24
The Antwerp Academy 26
A Parisian experience 28
Images of Paris 30
The Impressionists 32
New approaches 34
Japanese influences 36
Sunflowers 38
A study in yellow 40
The lure of the south 42
Van Gogh and Gauguin 44
A heroic self-portrait 46
The afflicted artist 48
Natural studies 50
Copies 52
Provencal landscape 54
An erratic recovery 56
A return to the north 58
The final act 60
Key dates 62
Van Gogh collections
Glossary 63
Works on exhibit
Index 64
Acknowledgments
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