Van Gogh s Ear

Van Gogh s Ear
Author: Bernadette Murphy
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 0374716021
ISBN 13: 9780374716028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh s Ear Book Review:

The best-known and most sensational event in Vincent van Gogh’s life is also the least understood. For more than a century, biographers and historians seeking definitive facts about what happened on a December night in Arles have unearthed more questions than answers. Why would an artist at the height of his powers commit such a brutal act? Who was the mysterious “Rachel” to whom he presented his macabre gift? Did he use a razor or a knife? Was it just a segment—or did Van Gogh really lop off his entire ear? In Van Gogh’s Ear, Bernadette Murphy reveals, for the first time, the true story of this long-misunderstood incident, sweeping away decades of myth and giving us a glimpse of a troubled but brilliant artist at his breaking point. Murphy’s detective work takes her from Europe to the United States and back, from the holdings of major museums to the moldering contents of forgotten archives. She braids together her own thrilling journey of discovery with a narrative of Van Gogh’s life in Arles, the sleepy Provençal town where he created his finest work, and vividly reconstructs the world in which he moved—the madams and prostitutes, café patrons and police inspectors, shepherds and bohemian artists. We encounter Van Gogh’s brother and benefactor Theo, his guest and fellow painter Paul Gauguin, and many local subjects of Van Gogh’s paintings, some of whom Murphy identifies for the first time. Strikingly, Murphy uncovers previously unknown information about “Rachel”—and uses it to propose a bold new hypothesis about what was occurring in Van Gogh’s heart and mind as he made a mysterious delivery to her doorstep. As it reopens one of art history’s most famous cold cases, Van Gogh’s Ear becomes a fascinating work of detection. It is also a study of a painter creating his most iconic and revolutionary work, pushing himself ever closer to greatness even as he edged toward madness—and one fateful sweep of the blade that would resonate through the ages.

Van Gogh s Ear

Van Gogh s Ear
Author: Bernadette Murphy
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 1473523729
ISBN 13: 9781473523722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh s Ear Book Review:

In December 1888, Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is the most famous story about any artist in history. But what really happened on that dark winter night? In Van Gogh's Ear, Bernadette Murphy reveals the truth. She takes us on an extraordinary journey from major museums to forgotten archives, vividly reconstructing Van Gogh's world. We meet police inspectors and café patrons, prostitutes and madams, his beloved brother Theo and fellow painter Paul Gauguin. Why did Van Gogh commit such a brutal act? Who was the mysterious 'Rachel' to whom he presented his macabre gift? Did he really remove his entire ear? Murphy answers these important questions with her groundbreaking discoveries, offering a stunning portrait of an artist edging towards madness in his pursuit of excellence. BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK PRIMETIME BBC2 DOCUMENTARY WITH JEREMY PAXMAN

Studio of the South

Studio of the South
Author: Martin Bailey
Publsiher: Frances Lincoln
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN 10: 0711268193
ISBN 13: 9780711268197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studio of the South Book Review:

"Martin Bailey has written some of the most interesting books on Vincent’s life in France, where he produced his greatest work” - Johan van Gogh, grandson of Theo, the artist’s brother Studio of the South tells the story of Van Gogh’s stay in Arles, when his powers were at their height. For Van Gogh, the south of France was an exciting new land, bursting with life. He walked into the hills inspired by the landscapes, and painted harvest scenes in the heat of summer. He visited a fishing village where he saw the Mediterranean for the first time, energetically capturing it in paint. He painted portraits of friends and locals, and flower still life paintings, culminating in the now iconic Sunflowers. He rented the Yellow House, and gradually did it up, calling it ‘an artist’s house’, inviting Paul Gauguin to join him there. This encounter was to have a profound impact on both of the artists. They painted side by side, their collaboration coming to a dramatic end a few months later. The difficulties Van Gogh faced led to his eventual decision to retreat to the asylum at Saint-Remy. Based on extensive original research, the book reveals discoveries that throw new light on the legendary artist and give a definitive account of his fifteen months in Provence, including his time at the Yellow House, his collaboration with Gauguin and its tragic and shocking ending.

Van Gogh and Gauguin

Van Gogh and Gauguin
Author: Douglas W. Druick
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0500510547
ISBN 13: 9780500510544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh and Gauguin Book Review:

A study of the personal and professional history of van Gogh and Gauguin takes a close-up look at their brief collaboration in Arles in 1888 and discusses the role of each artist in promoting the other's search for a personal style that incorporated the latest artistic developments but remained true to each artist's vision. BOMC.

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh
Author: Jan Greenberg,Sandra Jordan
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-02-04
ISBN 10: 0307548740
ISBN 13: 9780307548740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vincent Van Gogh Book Review:

Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist was named a Robert F. Sibert Honor book by the ALA. This is the enthralling biography of the nineteenth-century Dutch painter known for pioneering new techniques and styles in masterpieces such as Starry Night and Vase with Sunflowers. The book cites detailed primary sources and includes a glossary of artists and terms, a biographical time line, notes, a bibliography, and locations of museums that display Van Gogh’s work. It also features a sixteen-page insert with family photographs and full-color reproductions of many of Van Gogh’s paintings. Vincent Van Gogh was named an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 6–8, Historical/Social Studies) in Appendix B.

Van Gogh s Ear

Van Gogh s Ear
Author: Ian Ayres
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9782914853019
ISBN 13: 2914853017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh s Ear Book Review:

Volume 2 of this series with its cover painting by Vincent van Gogh, offers a knock-out array of fresh, exciting poems-Beat, Slam, Nuyorican, Experimental, you name it-by such daring poets as Peter Orlovsky, Gayle Danley-Dooley, Pedro Pietri, and the list goes on. The result is a dynamic volume chock-full of the verve and artistry of a new millennium of poetry.

The Van Gogh Sisters

The Van Gogh Sisters
Author: Willem-Jan Verlinden
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN 10: 0500776490
ISBN 13: 9780500776490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Van Gogh Sisters Book Review:

This biography of Vincent van Gogh’s sisters tells the fascinating story of the lives of these women whose history has largely been neglected. Many people are familiar with the life and art of Vincent van Gogh, and his extensive correspondence with his brother Theo. But their sisters—Ana, Lies, and Wil van Gogh—have gone overlooked until now. In this compelling group biography based on extensive primary resources, art historian Willem-Jan Verlinden brings Vincent’s three sisters into the spotlight. At a time when the feminist movement was beginning to take root and idealists were clamoring for revolution, the Van Gogh sisters recorded their aspirations and dreams, their disappointments and grief. Based on little-known correspondence between the sisters, this fascinating account of these remarkable women captures a moment of profound social, economic, and artistic change. With great clarity and empathy, The Van Gogh Sisters relates the sisters’ intimate discussions of art, poetry, books, personal ambitions, and employment. Their story will resonate with readers and broaden understandings of Vincent van Gogh’s childhood. Set against the backdrop of a turbulent period in nineteenth-century history this story sheds new light on these impressive women, deepening our understanding of this unique and often troubled family.

The Ear

The Ear
Author: Riret Raud
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 9780500651636
ISBN 13: 0500651639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ear Book Review:

When Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh cuts off his ear, the ear is suddenly left alone and headless. What will become of her? Where should she go? What should she do? Aware of how small and insignificant she is in the big, wide world, the ear experiences something of an identity crisis. She simply doesn't know who she is anymore. But thanks to a downcast frog with a heavy heart who simply needs to be listened to, she realizes what she can offer to the world: a sympathetic ear. News of the ear's unique ability to listen spreads, and soon animals travel from far and wide just to visit her. But the ear's newfound happiness is threatened when she is caught up in a spider's web of gossip and lies. The ear's new friends, grateful for everything she has done for them, come to her rescue. And from that day on, the ear never feels headless again. Piret Raud's hand-drawn artwork is breathtaking for its exquisite detail. Vibrant colors and bold compositions complement this beguiling story about identity, kindness, and friendship.

Van Gogh s Ear

Van Gogh s Ear
Author: Bernadette Murphy
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-06-08
ISBN 10: 9781784702229
ISBN 13: 1784702226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh s Ear Book Review:

BOOK OF THE WEEK ON BBC RADIO 4 PRIMETIME BBC2 DOCUMENTARY WITH JEREMY PAXMAN On a dark night in Provence in December 1888 Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is an act that has come to define him. Yet for more than a century biographers and historians seeking definitive facts about what happened that night have been left with more questions than answers. In Van Gogh's Ear Bernadette Murphy sets out to discover exactly what happened that night in Arles. Why would an artist at the height of his powers commit such a brutal act? Who was the mysterious 'Rachel' to whom he presented his macabre gift? Was it just his lobe, or did Van Gogh really cut off his entire ear? Her investigation takes us from major museums to the dusty contents of forgotten archives, vividly reconstructing the world in which Van Gogh moved - the madams and prostitutes, caf� patrons and police inspectors, his beloved brother Theo and his fellow artist and house-guest Paul Gauguin. With exclusive revelations and new research about the ear and about 'Rachel', Bernadette Murphy proposes a bold new hypothesis about what was occurring in Van Gogh's heart and mind as he made a mysterious delivery to her doorstep that fateful night. Van Gogh's Ear is a compelling detective story and a journey of discovery. It is also a portrait of a painter creating his most iconic and revolutionary work, pushing himself ever closer to greatness even as he edged towards madness - and one fateful sweep of the blade that would resonate through the ages.

Starry Night

Starry Night
Author: Martin Bailey
Publsiher: White Lion Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-08-27
ISBN 10: 0711239207
ISBN 13: 9780711239203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Starry Night Book Review:

Starry Night is a fully illustrated account of Van Gogh's time at the asylum in Saint-Remy. Despite the challenges of ill health and asylum life, Van Gogh continued to produce a series of masterpieces – cypresses, wheatfields, olive groves and sunsets. He wrote very little about the asylum in letters to his brother Theo, so this book sets out to give an impression of daily life behind the walls of the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole and looks at Van Gogh through fresh eyes, with newly discovered material.

Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night

Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night
Author: Vincent van Gogh,Sjraar van Heugten,Joachim Pissarro,Chris Stolwijk
Publsiher: The Museum of Modern Art
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780870707377
ISBN 13: 087070737X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night Book Review:

Co-published by Museum of Modern Art and the Van Gogh Museum in conjunction with the first exhibition to focus on Vincent van Gogh's depictions of nocturnal and twilight scenes, Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night examines the artist's night landscapes, interior scenes, and representations of the effects of both gaslight and natural light on their surroundings. It features over one hundred illustrations, including details of Van Gogh's iconic paintings and works by other artist important to the development of his style.

The Sunflowers Are Mine

The Sunflowers Are Mine
Author: Martin Bailey
Publsiher: White Lion Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 0711241392
ISBN 13: 9780711241398
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sunflowers Are Mine Book Review:

This is the story of one of the world’s most iconic images. Martin Bailey explains why Van Gogh painted a series of sunflower still lifes in Provence. He then explores the subsequent adventures of the seven pictures, and their influence on modern art. Through the Sunflowers, we gain fresh insights into Van Gogh’s life and his path to fame. Based on original research, the book is packed with discoveries – throwing new light on the legendary artist.

Personal Recollections of Vincent Van Gogh

Personal Recollections of Vincent Van Gogh
Author: Elisabeth Huberta Du Quesne-van Gogh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 142
Release: 1913
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066031934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Personal Recollections of Vincent Van Gogh Book Review:

This book contains the personal memoirs of artist Vincent van Gogh. It was written by the artist's sister, Elizabeth.?

The Yellow House

The Yellow House
Author: Martin Gayford
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-10-31
ISBN 10: 9780316087209
ISBN 13: 0316087203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Yellow House Book Review:

This chronicle of the two months in 1888 when Paul Gauguin shared a house in France with Vincent Van Gogh describes not only how these two hallowed artists painted and exchanged ideas, but also the texture of their everyday lives. Includes 60 B&W reproductions of the artists' paintings and drawings from the period.

Van Gogh

Van Gogh
Author: Julian Bell
Publsiher: New Harvest
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-01-06
ISBN 10: 9780544343733
ISBN 13: 0544343735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh Book Review:

From his mental breakdowns and bitter family relations to his struggles with art dealers, contrasts the self-taught artist's dark personal life with the radiance of his visionary artistic creations.

On the Verge of Insanity

On the Verge of Insanity
Author: Marije Vellekoop,Louis van Tilborgh,Nienke Bakker,Hans Luijten,Laura Prins,Leo Jansen
Publsiher: Mercatorfonds
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2016-01-09
ISBN 10: 9780300222456
ISBN 13: 0300222459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Verge of Insanity Book Review:

Being ill isn t a cause for joy, I nevertheless have no right to complain about it, for it seems to me that nature sees to it that illness is a means of getting us back on our feet, of healing us, rather than an absolute evil. --Vincent van Gogh to John Peter Russell, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, February 1, 1890"

Van Gogh s Inner Struggle

Van Gogh s Inner Struggle
Author: Liesbeth Heenk
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2013-11-24
ISBN 10: 9781493668410
ISBN 13: 1493668412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh s Inner Struggle Book Review:

Fascinating Look into the Life of a Tortured Genius Using Van Gogh's own letters as a primary source, the author discusses the artist's life, his approach to his work and his mental illness. The letters vividly show the artist's life was no bed of roses. Whereas Van Gogh perfectly knew what was sellable, he continued to produce what he considered as honest, 'truthful' art, regardless of current taste. He did not expect the art-buying public to understand the rough appearance of his work. Van Gogh acknowledged that being an artist simply involved struggle, but he believed that one would benefit from adversity, both personally and professionally. "No victory without a battle, no battle without suffering." In Van Gogh's case it seems to have been a never ending battle against poverty, isolation and adversity. Given his circumstances - being financially dependent upon his brother Theo, not selling any work, and getting minimal recognition - his achievements are utterly amazing. This is not a book about Van Gogh's art, but about his life as an artist and human being. By reading it, you will appreciate and understand his work even better. Van Gogh's Inner Struggle is number # 3 of the series SECRETS OF VAN GOGH. # 1 The 1-Hour Van Gogh Book is a brief introduction to Van Gogh's fascinating life and work. If you want to gain a greater appreciation for one of the most fascinating artists of all time, this is the book for you. You will gain a whole new perspective on Van Gogh. # 3 Van Gogh Today - Short Stories contains eight short stories of lives that were touched in some way or another by the artist. They are a reflection of the power of his story, and why Van Gogh remains a timeless inspiration to us all. The book is not about Van Gogh's paintings, but tells us about the relevance of Van Gogh's life story for eight seemingly ordinary people. # 4 Van Gogh and Love tells the story of the artist's longing for love and a family, exploring the lesser-known area of the artist's romantic life. As can perhaps be expected from an artist like Vincent van Gogh, his choice of women was unconventional. He favored more mature companions, and pursued relationships with women that were considered unsuitable. His yearning for love and a family life was intimately connected with his artistic practice. A woman could not only assist him practically, by serving as his model, but would also give him the opportunity to fully understand emotions like love, tenderness and compassion. A painter had to be immersed in his subject matter to properly express feelings in his work. # 5 Van Gogh and Money focuses on Vincent's financial situation, a subject never explored before. Known as the ultimate embodiment of the notion of the "poor artist", Vincent van Gogh was largely unable to sell his work during his lifetime. His letters tell of an eternal lack of money, and the difficulties this created when it came to practising his art. Paint, canvases and models were, as he discovered, not cheap. He was, however, more than happy to sacrifice his physical wellbeing in the interest of producing his masterpieces. The book follows Vincent during two critical periods of his artistic career, his time spent in The Hague and Arles. At both stages, he was supported by his brother Theo, who sent him a monthly allowance that never seemed sufficient. This dependency on his brother caused Vincent immense guilt. From his letters we get a good insight into Vincent's financial affairs, since the brothers' correspondence often touched on the subject of money. This book presents a more nuanced view of Vincent as the impoverished artist, as he was in fact in a rather fortunate position compared to many of his peers. Regardless of the actual amount of money he received from his brother, it becomes clear that Vincent was poor in the light of his ambition.

Leaving Van Gogh

Leaving Van Gogh
Author: Carol Wallace
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN 10: 1588369439
ISBN 13: 9781588369437
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Leaving Van Gogh Book Review:

In the summer of 1890, in the French town of Auvers-sur-Oise, Vincent van Gogh shot himself in the chest with a revolver. He died two days later, at the age of thirty-seven, largely unknown despite having completed over two thousand works of art that would go on to become some of the most important and valued in the world. In this riveting novel, Carol Wallace brilliantly navigates the mysteries surrounding the master artist’s death, relying on meticulous research to paint an indelible portrait of Van Gogh’s final days—and the friendship that may or may not have destroyed him. Telling Van Gogh’s story from an utterly new perspective—that of his personal physician, Dr. Gachet, specialist in mental illness and great lover of the arts—Wallace allows us to view the legendary painter as we’ve never seen him before. In our narrator’s eyes, Van Gogh is an irresistible puzzle, a man whose mind, plagued by demons, poses the most potentially rewarding challenge of Gachet’s career. Wallace’s narrative brims with suspense and rich psychological insight as it tackles haunting questions about Van Gogh’s fate. A masterly, gripping novel that explores the price of creativity, Leaving Van Gogh is a luminous story about what it means to live authentically, and the power and limits of friendship.

Van Gogh Drawings

Van Gogh Drawings
Author: Vincent Van Gogh
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2012-07-16
ISBN 10: 0486157253
ISBN 13: 9780486157252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh Drawings Book Review:

Choice drawings — from early impressions of peasant life to studies for Starry Night, other masterpieces. 44 black-and-white illustrations. Captions.

Van Gogh

Van Gogh
Author: Steven Naifeh,Gregory White Smith
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 976
Release: 2012-12-04
ISBN 10: 0375758976
ISBN 13: 9780375758973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Van Gogh Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The definitive biography for decades to come.”—Leo Jansen, curator, the Van Gogh Museum, and co-editor of Vincent van Gogh: The Complete Letters Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who galvanized readers with their Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Jackson Pollock, have written another tour de force—an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable portrait of Vincent van Gogh. Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth of previously untapped materials to bring a crucial understanding to the larger-than-life mythology of this great artist: his early struggles to find his place in the world; his intense relationship with his brother Theo; and his move to Provence, where he painted some of the best-loved works in Western art. The authors also shed new light on many unexplored aspects of Van Gogh’s inner world: his erratic and tumultuous romantic life; his bouts of depression and mental illness; and the cloudy circumstances surrounding his death at the age of thirty-seven. Though countless books have been written about Van Gogh, no serious, ambitious examination of his life has been attempted in more than seventy years. Naifeh and Smith have re-created Van Gogh’s life with an astounding vividness and psychological acuity that bring a completely new and sympathetic understanding to this unique artistic genius. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • The Wall Street Journal • San Francisco Chronicle • NPR • The Economist • Newsday • BookReporter “In their magisterial new biography, Van Gogh: The Life, Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith provide a guided tour through the personal world and work of that Dutch painter, shining a bright light on the evolution of his art. . . . What [the authors] capture so powerfully is Van Gogh’s extraordinary will to learn, to persevere against the odds.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “Brilliant . . . Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith are the big-game hunters of modern art history. . . . [Van Gogh] rushes along on a tide of research. . . . At once a model of scholarship and an emotive, pacy chunk of hagiography.”—Martin Herbert, The Daily Telegraph (London)