Though completely unappreciated during his lifetime, Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) is one of the most recognizable names in the art world today. Though it would make sense that Van Gogh's life would be greatly undocumented, this is not the case. "The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh" is a collection of the correspondences between Van Gogh and his brother, Theo, that gives an incredibly enthralling look into the life of this genius. Tormented by loss of religious faith, poverty, and lack of success as a painter, Van Gogh also had bouts of elation, and every emotion on the human spectrum is illustrated in these letters. Some have described these letters as one of the most remarkable collections in the history of art or even literature: a truly invaluable compilation.
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This book is a perfect choice for who what to learn Van Gogh in depth. This book displayed Van Gogh's life in details. I really like the way this book edit. The editor not only put his letters in this book, but also interpreted with his own analysis, which makes a lot of sense. The way that the book arrange these letters are conformed with Van Gogh's life in different places. The editor display Van Gogh's life experience before or at the end of a bunch of letters. This is very elaborate because it helps me understand Van Gogh's state of mind when he wrote these, and makes me feel closer and closer toward him. I also love the way the editor analyze. There are some quotes that the editor cited when he analyze. For example, : “The storm may come the night may fall, but which is worse, the danger or the fear of danger? I would sooner have the reality, the danger itself”. Van Gogh had a short life but long story. In my personal understanding, his mental world was full of struggle and chaos, which made him one of the most famous artists. Although this book seems thick, but it is not boring at all. I was attracted by this book and I will definitely reread this book.