Van Gogh's Table: At the Auberge Ravoux

Overview

At the Auberge Ravoux, in a tiny artists' village twenty miles from Paris, Vincent Van Gogh experienced a burst of creativity, producing some seventy works in an astounding seventy days. The auberge, his last home, operates today as the Maison de Van Gogh, and little has changed in the intervening century: visitors are still treated to the comforting, delicious cuisine that he would have enjoyed in 1890. Van Gogh's Table is an intimate view into this world, as revealing as sharing poulet and pommes sautées with ...

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Overview

At the Auberge Ravoux, in a tiny artists' village twenty miles from Paris, Vincent Van Gogh experienced a burst of creativity, producing some seventy works in an astounding seventy days. The auberge, his last home, operates today as the Maison de Van Gogh, and little has changed in the intervening century: visitors are still treated to the comforting, delicious cuisine that he would have enjoyed in 1890. Van Gogh's Table is an intimate view into this world, as revealing as sharing poulet and pommes sautées with the artist himself: fifty recipes; a richly detailed history of this period of the artist's life; a fascinating examination of the central role of the café in French culture; and carefully selected engravings, postcards, letters, and paintings, all woven together into a singular perspective on a man and a place, during a remarkable moment in history.

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Editorial Reviews

Travel & Leisure
"Will transport you."
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Newsday
"A beautifully rendered art-cookbok."
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"A beautifully rendered art-cookbok."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579653156
  • Publisher: Artisan
  • Publication date: 10/25/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 551,155
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 9.96 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Fred Leeman is the former Chief Curator of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and is an independent organizer of fine-art exhibitions throughout the world.

Alexandra Leaf has lectured to museum audiences throughout the country on the food culture of Impressionist France. She pioneered the teaching of culinary history at the New School for Social Research, where she taught for many years. She is the author of The Impressionists’ Table.

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Table of Contents

Van Gogh's Last Home by Dominique-Charles Janssens

Part One
A Private Life in Public Places (6)
by Fred Leeman

A Place to Live, a Place to Work (11)
True Friends, Mere Acquaintances (39)
Give Us Our Daily Bread (57)
A Remedy Against Suicide (67)

The Auberge Ravoux by Julia R.. Galosy

Part Two
Recipes from Van Gogh's Table by Alexandra Leaf

A New Home in Auvers (100)
Cuisine Populaire (109)
Fields of Wheat and Flowering Peas (136)
Cuisine du Terroir (145)
Sunday Lunches with Dr. Gachet (172)
Cuisine Bourgeoise (179)

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