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: 6130

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: 4323

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: 255

View: 9849

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.

Van Gogh

Author: Rosalind Ormiston

Publisher: Masterworks

ISBN: 9781847869920

Category: Painters

Page: 192

View: 3420

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.

A Real Van Gogh

Author: Henk Tromp

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641769

Category: Art

Page: 351

View: 9512

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.

Feminism Art Theory

Author: Hilary Robinson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118360591

Category: Art

Page: 550

View: 4783

Charting over 45 years of feminist debate on the significance of gender in the making and understanding of art, the long-anticipated new edition of Feminism-Art-Theory has been extensively updated and reworked. Completely revised, retaining only one-third of the texts of the earlier edition, with all other material being new inclusions Brings together 88 revealing texts from North America, Europe and Australasia, juxtaposing writings from artists and activists with those of academics Embraces a broad range of threads and perspectives, from diverse national and global approaches, lesbian and queer theory, and postmodernism, to education and aesthetics Includes many classic texts, but is particularly notable for its inclusion of rare and significant material not reprinted elsewhere Provides a uniquely flexible resource for study and research due to its scale and structure; each of the seven sections focuses on a specific area of debate, with texts arranged chronologically in order to show how issues and arguments developed over time


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241226186

Category: Art

Page: 360

View: 5721

A stunning exploration of over 80 famous artists and their fascinating lives, from Leonardo da Vinci to Frida Kahlo. Artists: Their Lives and Works tells the inspiring stories behind the world's most famous masterpieces and their creators, including their influences, development, friendships, loves, and rivalries. Discover the often tumultuous lives of iconic artists including Raphael, Hogarth, van Gogh, O'Keeffe, Magritte, Warhol, and Kiefer. Uncover the unconventional tales of the artists' lives, including Holbein's matchmaking portraits for Henry VIII, Caravaggio's thuggish reactions to a badly-cooked artichoke, and the many romantic affairs of Picasso. Lavishly illustrated biographies for every artist reveal these visionaries at work in their studios, as well as the unique techniques, artworks, and personalities that made them into legends. Featuring a foreword by Andrew Graham-Dixon, Artists: Their Lives and Works is the ideal gift for art lovers old and young, and a uniquely fascinating look at the lives of these creators.