VAN GOGH: The Complete Paintings


VAN GOGH: The Complete Paintings

INGO F. WALTHER, R. METZGER    Book Number: 88642    Product format: Hardback

The turbulent Crows over a Cornfield, painted just before Van Gogh's suicide, disturbingly vivid, with a black-blue sky and thick paint agitatedly applied. He only sold one painting in his lifetime, yet now they sell for millions. The last years of his life were spent in an asylum; but it was a time of great creativity. The contrast in his paintings is dramatic, from vibrant scarlet poppies and glowing golden sunflowers, to sombre Cypresses and the lonely, evocative empty chair. Here are beautiful starry skies, lively wheatfields, a tranquil riverbank and several portraits - more than 80 of Van Gogh's masterpieces in full colour, together with an introduction detailing the life of this tragic, brilliant artist. Today, the works of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) are among the most well known and celebrated in the world. In paintings such as Sunflowers, The Starry Night, and Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, we recognise an artist uniquely dexterous in the representation of texture and mood, light and place. Yet in his lifetime, van Gogh battled not only the disinterest of his contemporary audience but also devastating bouts of mental illness. His episodes of depression and anxiety would eventually claim his life, when, in 1890, he committed suicide shortly after his 37th birthday. This comprehensive study of Vincent van Gogh offers a complete catalogue of his 871 paintings, alongside writings and essays, charting the life and work of a master who continues to tower over art to this day. 21 x 26cm, 3.42 kg, 752 pages. Satin pagemarker, thick quality bright white paper which makes the rich colours of 'Avenue of Poplars in Autumn' or 'Montmartre Near the Upper Mill' or 'The Kingfish' stand out from the hundreds of swirling, mystical famous examples. New, bargain priced Taschen publication.
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ISBN 9783836572934
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superbly comprehensive overview of the life and work of Van Gogh
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