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Van Gogh

Van Gogh


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Today, Vincent van Gogh's (1853-1890) artworks are universally acclaimed and cherished. Whether it's his iconic pieces like Sunflowers, The Starry Night, or Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, or his vast repertoire of paintings and drawings, we witness the remarkable talent of an artist who adeptly conveyed mood and atmosphere using various mediums such as paint, pencil, charcoal, or chalk.

While van Gogh employed vivid colors, expressive brushstrokes, and distinct forms that would later define his artistic style, he faced significant challenges. His works failed to captivate the interest of his contemporaries, and he also battled severe mental illness. Episodes of depression and anxiety plagued his life, ultimately leading to his tragic suicide shortly after his 37th birthday in 1890.

This captivating introduction delves into van Gogh's journey, beginning with his early depictions of peasants and rural laborers, his vibrant period in Paris, and culminating in his final, fervent burst of creativity during the last two and a half years of his life in the South of France. Illustrated with a wealth of images, the book unravels the captivating story of Vincent van Gogh, shedding light on his artistic evolution and the remarkable legacy he left behind.

    Product Details

    • English edition
    • Product Type: Monograph, Hardcover
    • 96 pages, with 100 illustrations
    • Publication Date:
    • Shipping Dimensions: 10.23 × 8.26 × 0.5 inches
      (26.0 × 21.0 × 1.3 cm)
    • Shipping Weight: 1.24 lb (19.8 oz; 562 g)
    • SKU010003166 | ISBN: 9783836527361

    About Ingo F. Walther

    Ingo F. Walther (1940–2007) was born in Berlin and studied medieval studies, literature, and art history in Frankfurt am Main and Munich. He published numerous books on the art of the Middle Ages and of the 19th and 20th centuries. Walther’s many titles for TASCHEN include Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Art of the 20th Century, and Codices illustres.

    About the Artist, Vincent van Gogh

    Vincent van Gogh (born March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands—died July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, France) was a Dutch post-impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art.

    In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life. They include landscapes, still lifes, portraits and self-portraits, and are characterized by bold colors and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. He was not commercially successful, and his death at 37 came after years of mental illness, depression and poverty.

    About Taschen

    Since its inception in 1985, the Taschen's Basic Art Series has evolved into the most successful collection of art books ever published. Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art History series boasts around 100 color illustrations accompanied by explanatory captions, a detailed and illustrated introduction, and a carefully curated selection of the epoch's most significant works. These works are presented on a two-page spread, featuring a full-page image alongside an interpretation, as well as a portrait and a concise biography of the artist.

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