Now in paperback, this beautiful and important collection of than 150 of Van Gogh s letters paired with 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 progressNow in paperback, this beautiful and important collection of than 150 of Van Gogh s letters paired with 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 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
Van Gogh s Letters The Mind of the Artist in Paintings Drawings and Words Now in paperback this beautiful and important collection of than of Van Gogh s letters paired with than works of art Vincent Van Gogh wrote hundreds of letters to his brother Theo as well as
I am reading Van Gogh's letters for the first time and I find that although this paperback version of a coffee table book seems voluminous, it is actually very readable and digestible. Van Gogh wrote more than 700 letters to his brother and friends so going through them all may be a bit difficult for a beginner like me. This volume extracts the more important and interesting letters and organises them according to major phases of his creative output including:1) the earlier years (his 20s) when [...]
This is a beautiful and enlightening collection of Van Gogh’s letters in the context of the drawings and paintings that they refer to. The book is well printed on heavy paper, and the reproductions seem quite good. There are reproductions of many of the actual physical letters becaues they often include sketches of the works that Van Gogh was drawing or painting at the time. It also provides the translations of the letters, and representative drawings and paintings. Most of the letters are to [...]
Given to my by one of my best friends for my 28th birthday. The actual book is gorgeous, a tactile experience to read in and of itself, with thick, almost silky pages. Stunning full color images throughout combined with visually appealing formatting make for a reading experience anyone can appreciate, an artist or not!
I think Van Gogh's paintings are enhanced by these letters. It shows his drive to succeed as an artist but never making it during his life. Without these letters, would we know what it's like to be an artist?
Being able to read Van Gogh's words while perusing his work provides wonderful insight into the mind of a true artist.
Amazing read. I researching a movie screenplay involving Van Gogh and this will be invaluable in developing dialogue for it. The printing of Van Gogh's work in the book is top notch as well.
4.5. Love that you can see that he is 90% normal a genius with an I diagnosed epileptic disorder. Fascinating.