Vincent Van Gogh: portrait of an artist

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Dell Yearling, 2002 - Art - 132 pages
Traces the life of 19-century Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh, with excerpts from correspondence with his brother Theo and full-color reproductions from his work. Vincent Van Gogh-one of the nineteenth century's most brilliant artists-will forever be remembered as the Dutchman who cut off his ear. This incident underscores the passion that consumed him, a passion that also infused his work. Whether painting a portrait, a landscape, or a still life, Van Gogh sought to capture the vibrant spirit of his subject. And as he moved from Holland to southern France, he filled his canvases with vivid color and thick, lush brushstrokes that pioneered a new technique and style. Still, fame eluded him. This lack of recognition-over a career spanning a mere decade (from ages twenty-seven to thirty-seven)-fueled his lifelong self-doubt and bitter disappointments. Today, however, Van Gogh's paintings are recognized as masterpieces, and the tormented Dutchman stands as a giant among artists.

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Vincent Van Gogh was a very brilliant artist whom spent most of his life painting so that one day his art would be famous. His art technique was new to the nineteenth century and not accepted by some ... Read full review

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The book traces the unique life and artworks of the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh from his birth in 1853 to his death by suicide in 1890. The biography discusses many aspects of his life such as his ... Read full review


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