Van Gogh's Letters: The Mind of the Artist in Paintings, Drawings, and Words, 1875-1890

Front Cover
Black Dog & Leventhal, Sep 29, 2010 - Art - 320 pages
0 Reviews
Now in paperback, this beautiful and important collection of more than 150 of Van Gogh's letters paired with more than 250 works of art 

Vincent Van Gogh wrote hundreds of letters to his brother Theo as well as to family members and fellow artists including Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard. In many of them he described, in painstaking detail and beautiful prose, the progress of his work. Van Gogh's Letters presents more than 150 of these stirring letters, excerpted and newly translated, and set side-by-side with the art it describes, including sketches, drawings, and paintings. The result is an elegantly rendered collection that allows us to see the world through the eyes of one of the greatest artists of all time.

Previously published in hardcover as Vincent van Gogh: A Self-Portrait in Art and Letters
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
6
1875 1881
9
1882
31
1883
75
18841887
113
1888
177
1889
241
1890
283
Bibliography
314
Index
318
Art credits
320
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

H. Anna Suh has a master's degree in art and archaeology from Princeton University. She was on the curatorial staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has worked on projects for scholarly publications at the Met, New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, the Princeton University Art Museum, and Harvard University. She lives in New York City.

Vincent van Gogh was a post-Impressionist painter of Dutch origin whose work--notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color--had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art.

Bibliographic information