Van Gogh in Provence and Auvers /
Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov.
[Southport, Conn.] : Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, 1999.
319 p. : ill. (somc col.) ; 21 cm.
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[Southport, Conn.] : Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, 1999.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2000-02-01:
This book capitalizes on the reputation of Vincent Van Gogh by recounting his tortured existence during his peak productive years in Arles, the Saint Remy Asylum, and, finally, Auvers. Although beautifully produced with many color reproductions, fine design features, and a large trim size, the book is ultimately all show--one of many dozens placed on the market each year about this artist. The popular and concise narrative is not essential scholarship, making this a coffee-table accouterment more than an important addition to the literature. A better choice might be Carol Zemel's Vincent Van Gogh (Rizzoli, 1993). Recommended to libraries with limited funds.--Ellen Bates, New York (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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The final years of Van Gogh's life, from 1888 to 1890, were his most prolific. During his 15-month stay in Arles, he created almost 200 canvases. This was followed by 12 months at Saint-Rémy, where he created 142 paintings, and his final 70 days in Auvers, where the last 70 canvases were created. This book celebrates these last 30 months of Van Gogh's life, when he poured out his passion into portraits, landscapes, and still lifes.
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What other artist created more striking works or left a more dramatic mark on the art world than Vincent van Gogh? His prolific final months on this earth -- times when he was seriously ill, fragile, suffering, and isolated -- were crammed with an urgency to create his artistic legacy, unmatched by any subsequent artist. This book celebrates the marvels of his pioneering vision during his years at Arles through his final days in Auvers.This spectacular text makes use of a unique combination of elements to reveal the life of Van Gogh as it was enhanced and transformed in his art. Real-life photos of the people and places he painted are grouped with sketches or final versions of the paintings. Details of paintings are enlarged, and most striking of all, excerpts from the artist's diaries and letters comment on his subjects, on works in progress, and on his aims in particular paintings.
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The beauty & poignancy of Van Gogh's final years, as seen through his paintings & personal records.
Main Description
This book includes almost 300 colour plates and 60 black-and-white illustrations that present a portrait of Van Gogh the artist. Van Gogh's own words, placed together with preparatory sketches for his works and vintage postcards and photographs, enhance an insightful text. In Arles, Van Gogh revelled in colour, painting almost 200 works. It was here that Van Gogh's sunflower came to full blossom, all seven of which are included in this volume, even one destroyed in Yokahama during the Second World War. Other lost or rarely represented images are also here, and provide further evidence of this artist's singular vision.

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