The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

Author: Vincent Van Gogh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780333293

Category: History

Page: 400

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A carefully selected edition of the letters of Van Gogh. For this great artist it is unusually difficult to separate his life from his work. These letters reveal his inner turmoil and strength of character, and provide an extraordinary insight into the intensity and creativity of his artistic life.

Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

Author: Vincent van Gogh

Publisher: Touchstone Books


Category: Art

Page: 372

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A resized edition of a classic volume features a chronologically arranged collection of letters, mostly written to van Gogh's art dealer and brother, Theo, that reveal the joy and inspiration he derived from literature, art, and nature as well as his romantic disappointments, poverty, and relationships with fellow artists. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

Author: Vincent van Gogh,Mark Roskill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684843005

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Most unusually among major painters, Vincent van Gogh (1853-90) was also an accomplished writer. His letters provide both a unique self-portrait and a vivid picture of the contemporary cultural scene. Van Gogh emerges as a complex but captivating personality, struggling with utter integrity to fulfil his artistic destiny. This major new edition, which is based on an entirely new translation, reinstating a large number of passages omitted from earlier editions, is expressly designed to reveal his inner journey as much as the outward facts of his life. It includes complete letters wherever possible, linked with brief passages of connecting narrative and showing all the pen-and-ink sketches that originally went with them. Despite the familiar image of Van Gogh as an antisocial madman who died a martyr to his art, his troubled life was rich in friendships and generous passions. In his letters we discover the humanitarian and religious causes he embraced, his fascination with the French Revolution, his striving for God and for ethical ideals, his desperate courtship of his cousin, Kee Vos, and his largely unsuccessful search for love. All of this, suggests De Leeuw, demolishes some of the myths surrounding Van Gogh and his career but brings hint before us as a flesh-and-blood human being, an individual of immense pathos and spiritual depth. Perhaps even more moving, these letters illuminate his constant conflicts as a painter, torn between realism, symbolism and abstraction; between landscape and portraiture; between his desire to depict peasant life and the exciting diversions of the city; between his uncanny versatility as a sketcher and his ideal of the full-scale finished tableau. SinceVan Gogh received little feedback from the public, he wrote at length to friends, fellow artists and his family, above all to his brother Theo, the Parisian art dealer, who was his confidant and mainstay. Along with his intense powers of visual imagination, Vincent brought to the

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Author: Patrick Grant

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 1927356741

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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When he died at the age of thirty-seven, Vincent van Gogh left a legacy of over two thousand artworks, for which he was justly famous. But van Gogh was also a prodigious writer of letters—more than eight hundred of them, addressed to his parents, to friends such as Paul Gauguin and, above all, to his brother Theo. His letters have long been admired for their exceptional literary quality, and art historians have sometimes drawn on some of the letters in their analysis of the paintings. And yet, to date, no one has undertaken a critical assessment of this remarkable body of writing—not as a footnote to the paintings but as a highly sophisticated literary achievement in its own right. Patrick Grant’s long-awaited study provides such an assessment and, as such, redresses a significant omission in the field of van Gogh studies. As Grant demonstrates, quite apart from furnishing a highly revealing self-portrait of their author, the letters are compelling for their imaginative and expressive power, as well as for the perceptive commentary they offer on universal human themes. Through a subtle exploration of van Gogh’s contrastive style of thinking and his fascination with the notion of imperfection, Grant illuminates gradual shifts in van Gogh's ideas on religion, ethics, and art. He also analyzes the metaphorical significance of a number of key images in the letters, which prove to yield unexpected psychological and conceptual connections, and probes the relationships that surface when the letters are viewed as a cohesive literary product. The result is a wealth of new insights into van Gogh’s inner landscape.

Ever Yours

Author: Vincent van Gogh

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300209479

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 777

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"An abridged edition of the complete six-volume publication, Vincent van Gogh, the letters: the complete illustrated and annotated edition, 2009"--Title page verso.

The complete letters of Vincent van Gogh with reproductions of all the drawings in the correspondence. 1 (1981)

Author: Vincent van Gogh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500230114


Page: 1896

View: 9942

Vincent van Gogh’s letters to his brother Theo, other family members and friends such as fellow artists Gauguin and Émile Bernard are renowned for being the most passionate body of correspondence ever written by a painter. Giving a wealth of insight into the artist’s character and state of mind, these three volumes contain all the existing letters with reproductions of the drawings with which they were illustrated. Most of the 650 letters were written between 1872 when Vincent was nineteen, and the year he died, 1890. All have been annotated and translated with the help of Theo’s son. The reproductions include self-portraits and sketches, and in addition there are introductory essays and a memoir of the artist written in 1913 by Theo’s widow.

Van Gogh's Letters

Author: H. Anna Suh

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN: 1579128599

Category: Art

Page: 320

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INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS. A beautifully illustrated book which pairs Van Gogh's passionate letters to family and friends with his paintings and newly popular drawings. They exhibit the artist's genius and depth of observation and feeling in its most naked form. Here, they have been excerpted and re-translated and set side-by-side with his drawings and paintings from the same period, 1875-1890.

Vincent Van Gogh

Author: Alfred H. Barr

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714620398

Category: History

Page: 312

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First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.