The Sunflowers are Mine: The Story of Van Gogh's Masterpiece

The Sunflowers are Mine: The Story of Van Gogh's Masterpiece

by Martin Bailey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780711232983
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Adult
Publication date: 09/01/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Martin Bailey is the main writer for The Art Newspaper and is the leading UK specialist on Van Gogh. With a background in investigative journalism, Martin Bailey began work on Van Gogh in the late 1980s. He has curated two exhibitions and written extensively on the artist. His book Letters from Provence sold over 60,000 copies in five languages, including German, French, Danish and Spanish. He is also the author of The Sunflowers Are Mine: The Story of Van Gogh's Masterpiece and Young Vincent: The Story of Van Gogh's Years in England. Studio of the South assesses Van Gogh's work during his stay in Provence, a time when he produced his most famous paintings.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction: 'Nothing but large Sunflowers' 16

Part I The Artist's Lifetime

1 Montmartre 24

2 The Yellow House 40

3 Still Lifes 50

4 Encounter with Gauguin 66

5 The Painter of Sunflowers 74

6 Drama in Aries 82

7 Triptych 96

8 Final Canvas 110

Part II Subsequent Adventures

9 Seeds to Tahiti 118

10 First Buyers 132

11 Munich 144

12 London 156

13 Tokyo 166

14 Lausanne, Ashiya, Philadelphia & Amsterdam 178

15 They are Ours 192

The Seven Sunflower Paintings 202

Chronology 206

Endnotes 210

Bibliography 228

Index 230

Picture Credits 239

Acknowledgements 240

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