Van Gogh

Author: Michael Howard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780754819547

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Vincent van Gogh produced over 2000 works of art during his short career, but did not achieve fame as an artist until after his death. He led a troubled life, dealing with commercial failure, difficult personal relationships and eventually mental illness, culminating in his suicide in 1890. He made little money from his art during his lifetime, but his paintings are now some of the best-known and most expensive works in the world. The first half of this fascinating new book contains a detailed exploration of van Gogh's life, including his background, early career, influences and relationships. Beginning with his birth in the Netherlands in 1853, it details his childhood, family life, education and work-life before he began painting in 1880. Initially influenced by the Impressionist artists whose work he encountered during his time in Paris, van Gogh played a huge role in shaping the development of modern art, as an early pioneer of what came to be known as Expressionism. His influences and achievements are explained clearly and comprehensively with informative and attractive illustrations throughout. The second half of the book comprises a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive gallery, presenting over 280 full colour representations of his significant works, from his early sketches and paintings to the hugely famous Sunflowers, Irises and The Starry Night. These superb reproductions are accompanied by thorough analysis of each painting and its significance within the context of van Gogh's life, his technique and his body of work as a whole. This comprehensive new book is an essential volume for anyone who wants to learn more about this intriguing artist, and to survey their greatest works in one beautfully illustrated collection.

The Van Gogh Woman

Author: Debby Beece

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1665720344

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

View: 545

It is 1887 in Amsterdam and Johanna Bonger wants to do something different with her life than teaching, translating languages, and managing the back office of her father’s business. She fears she will spend the rest of her days growing old, lonely, and bitter. But all of that is about to change when she is introduced to Theo van Gogh. When Theo sweeps Johanna off her feet with his cosmopolitan Parisian lifestyle, she eventually agrees to be his wife. After she enters the avant-garde world of art and modernism in France, she soon comes in contact with his troubled brother, Vincent, who resents her new place in his family. Johanna believes Theo needs to stop spending so much time and resources supporting his struggling artist brother whose mental instability continually sabotages his big ideas and career. When tragedy strikes, Johanna realizes her place in both Theo’s and Vincent’s lives, and makes decisions that forever transform the art world, and her into the most important woman the art world ever forgot. The Van Gogh Woman is a captivating story of love, passion, and genius as a woman saves Vincent van Gogh from obscurity and brings his art to the world.

Hans Holbein: His Life and Works in 500 Images

Author: Rosalind Ormiston

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754835288

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 7157

A sumptuous biography, history and gallery of the acclaimed 16th-century artist Hans Holbein the Younger, with 500 fine-art reproductions

Van Gogh and the Seasons

Author: Sjraar van Heugten

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691179719

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 5945

A new look at the ways van Gogh represented the seasons and the natural world throughout his career The changing seasons captivated Vincent van Gogh (1853–90), who saw in their unending cycle the majesty of nature and the existence of a higher force. Van Gogh and the Seasons is the first book to explore this central aspect of van Gogh's life and work. Van Gogh often linked the seasons to rural life and labor as men and women worked the land throughout the year. From his depictions of peasants and sowers to winter gardens, riverbanks, orchards, and harvests, he painted scenes that richly evoke the sensory pleasures and deprivations particular to each season. This stunning book brings to life the locales that defined his tumultuous career, from Arles, where he experienced his most crucial period of creativity, to Auvers-sur-Oise, where he committed suicide. It looks at van Gogh's interpretation of nature, the religious implications of the seasons in his time, and how his art was perceived against the backdrop of various symbolist factions, antimaterialist debates, and esoteric beliefs in fin de siècle Paris. The book also features revealing extracts from the artist's correspondence and artworks from his own collection that provide essential context to the themes in his work. Breathtakingly illustrated and featuring informative essays by Sjraar van Heugten, Joan Greer, and Ted Gott, Van Gogh and the Seasons shines new light on the extraordinary creative vision of one of the world's most beloved artists.


Author: DK

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1465463283

Category: Art

Page: 0

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Extraordinary reference book of over 80 famous painters, their lives, their loves and their iconic paintings. This art book includes insightful biographies of artists accompanied with remarkable reproductions of their famous artworks. Begin with the early Renaissance and follow art movements through the centuries to some of the most well-known artists alive today. A gorgeous exploration of the defining people of the art world including pioneers like Giotto and Jan van Eyck, the greats like Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, and the visionaries like Frida Kahlo and Hokusai. The large format art book is overflowing with information and pictures of your favorite classics. The full-page prints are especially spectacular, allowing you to get the full effect of the work that inspired, defined and encapsulated art movements. Over 500 years of the craft is discussed, with the chapters organized by century starting with "Before 1500” and ending with “1945 – Present.” Each chapter features the relevant painters of those years with its own directory. Read about the historical context of art movements in sections which include timelines and fact panels giving incredible insight into the art world, the past lives of artists and their visions and techniques. Discover the unconventional stories of the artists' lives, including their influences, developments, friendships, loves and rivalries. Read about the portraits that Holbein did for Henry VIII to play matchmaker, Caravaggio's astonishing reaction to a badly cooked artichoke and the many romantic affairs of Picasso. Sometimes scandalous and often tumultuous, the lives of artists like Raphael, Hogarth, van Gogh, O'Keeffe, Magritte, Warhol and Kiefer are as interesting and captivating as their work. The Artists Behind the Paint Brushes A beautiful coffee table book that would make a lovely gift for those interested in art history and artist biographies, or to browse the attractive reproductions of the famous artworks. Includes a foreword by Ross King, who is the author of the bestselling Brunelleschi's Dome and Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling, as well as the novels Ex-Libris and Domino. • Over 80 biographies of the standout artists over the centuries since the early Renaissance. • Beautiful reproductions of artworks that allow you to get up close to their brush strokes. • Insight into historical art themes and movements that influenced the periods.

Van Gogh

Author: Rosalind Ormiston

Publisher: Masterworks

ISBN: 9781847869920

Category: Painters

Page: 192

View: 4914

Vincent van Gogh is considered one of the world's greatest painters. Presenting Van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo, this book lets you discover the true depth of the artist's thoughts, beliefs, ambitions and his struggle with his mental illness.

Arts Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 740

View: 8163

A Real Van Gogh

Author: Henk Tromp

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641769

Category: Art

Page: 351

View: 9749

Sociologische studie naar de oorzaken en gevolgen van het afwijzen van een kunstwerk als echt, toegespitst op de discussies rond het werk van Van Gogh.

Van Gogh, Lives, Letters & Masterworks

Author: Rosalind Ormiston

Publisher: Flame Tree Illustrated

ISBN: 9781839649707

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 1898

Snappy, incisive introduction to life, works and letters of one of the world's most popular artists. Vincent van Gogh is considered one of the world's greatest painters, his work having had a huge and far-reaching influence on 20th-century art as well as remaining visually and emotionally powerful to this day. We all know of Van Gogh's troubled genius, but now through his letters to his brother Theo, as discussed in this beautifully illustrated and fascinating giftbook, you will discover the true depth of the artist's thoughts, beliefs, ambitions and his struggle with his mental illness. Containing translations of some of the most revealing letters and insightful commentary.