Van Gogh's Flowers

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Frances Lincoln, Sep 11, 2008 - Flowers in art - 93 pages
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Van Gogh was inspired by the beauty and colours of nature. He brought this passion to life in some of the most vibrant depictions of the natural world ever put to canvas. This book takes a look at this side of the artist's life and work. It offers insight into the artist's unique vision with the help of his most beautiful paintings and excerpts from his own writings. We see that flowers such as the iris and the sunflower served as emblems of self-identity and that the fields were a testament to the cycle of life and a warning of the inevitability of death. The book offers a portrait of the joy and pleasure that Van Gogh experienced in his life and expressed with his brush.

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Debra N. Mancoff is the author of "David Roberts: Travels in Egypt & the Holy Land" (Pomegranate, 1999); "Burne-Jones" (Pomegranate, 1998); "The Return of King Arthur: The Legend Through Victorian Eyes" (Harry N. Abrams, 1995) & many other publications. She attended the University of Illinois & Northwestern University (where she received her Ph.D.). She currently is a scholar-in-residence at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

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