The letters of Vincent Van Gogh

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Atheneum, Jan 1, 1963 - Art - 351 pages
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Review: The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

User Review  - Bpatoosk - Goodreads

Absolutely excellent. Perhaps my favorite thing about this book is that from page one you know the words are penned by a man who goes insane, chops off his own ear and shoots himself - which means ... Read full review

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User Review  - SJ Pettersson - Goodreads

I wasn't aware that Gauguin was at Vincent's bedside when he passed and when I read the letter G wrote describing what happened I began to cry so hard. Not out of sadness but out of love for his ... Read full review

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About the author (1963)

Vincent Van Gogh was one of the great postimpressionist masters and, because of the power and accessibility of his work and the tragedy and dedication of his life, almost a legend as an artist. The son of a Dutch parson, he was largely self-taught. Ascetic and intensely spiritual, he viewed art as almost a religious vocation. He painted incessantly and left a vast volume of work but sold only one picture during his lifetime. In 1888 Van Gogh went to Arles in search of the glowing sunlight, there breaking from the somber, earthbound realism of his early style to the brilliant colors, passionate thick brushstrokes, and incredible joyousness of his later style. Tragically, he became insane and shot himself in 1890. His letters to his brother Theo are a moving and fascinating account of his working processes and the agony and drama of his daily life.

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