Considered a founding father of modern painting, Vincent van Gogh is also one of the most famed tragic figures in art history. This comprehensive introduction brings together a detailed account of the artist's life with a complete catalog of his 871 paintings.
Bold strokes of genius: The amazing work of a tormented soul Vincent van Gogh's story is one of the most ironic in art history. He lived an unhappy and difficult life during which his work received almost no appreciation--finally killing himself by a bullet to the chest, so great was his despair--and is now widely considered one of the most important painters of all time, his works fetching record prices of tens of millions of dollars at auction. This comprehensive study of Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) represents a rarity in art history: a detailed monograph on his life and art combined with a complete catalogue of his 871 paintings. These volumes also reproduce most of Van Gogh's paintings in color.
Presented here is a comprehensive list of Van Gogh’s paintings executed between 1886 and 1890 in Paris, Arles, Saint-Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise. The works are reproduced in full colour and appear in related scale to their original size. All owners are registered, beginning with Theo van Gogh or receivers of gifts, and ending with the present owners, if known and willing to be mentioned. For the first time the paintings recorded in early documents like the ‘Andries Bonger Inventory List’ of 1890 and the 1905 Amsterdam Exhibition are completely identified. The book is a contribution to a future catalogue raisonné of Vincent van Gogh’s work and includes a wealth of new information of crucial importance to collectors, dealers, art historians and public institutions.
One of the most celebrated artists of Western art, the Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh created masterpieces that are now famous for their striking colour, emphatic brushwork and contoured forms. Although the artist died in obscurity, his artworks would go on to change the course of modern art, powerfully influencing Expressionism and the works of leading artists. A first of its kind in digital print, the ‘Masters of Art’ series allows readers to explore the works of the world’s greatest artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents the complete paintings and letters of the Dutch master. For all art lovers, this stunning collection offers a personal and unique digital portrait of one of the world’s greatest artists. (Version 2) Features: * the complete paintings of Vincent van Gogh — over 800 paintings, fully indexed and arranged in chronological order * features a special ‘Highlights’ section, with concise introductions to the masterpieces, giving valuable contextual information * beautiful 'detail' images, allowing you to explore van Gogh's celebrated works in detail * numerous images relating to van Gogh’s life and works * includes over 800 letters — explore the artist’s vast and scholarly correspondence with his brother Theo * EVEN includes the detailed biography by van Gogh’s sister-in-law * hundreds of images in stunning colour - highly recommended for tablets, iPhone and iPad users, or as a valuable reference tool on traditional eReaders * UPDATED with improved and larger images Please visit: www.delphiclassics.com for more information and to browse our range of titles CONTENTS: The Highlights STILL LIFE WITH CABBAGE AND CLOGS AVENUE OF POPLARS IN AUTUMN THE POTATO EATERS SKULL WITH BURNING CIGARETTE SELF-PORTRAIT WITH STRAW HAT THE WHITE ORCHARD PORTRAIT OF THE POSTMAN JOSEPH ROULIN STILL LIFE: VASE WITH TWELVE SUNFLOWERS VINCENT’S HOUSE IN ARLES (THE YELLOW HOUSE) THE CAFÉ TERRACE ON THE PLACE DU FORUM, ARLES, AT NIGHT PORTRAIT OF DR. GACHET VINCENT’S BEDROOM IN ARLES VINCENT’S CHAIR WITH HIS PIPE THE RED VINEYARD SELF-PORTRAIT WITH BANDAGED EAR THE STARRY NIGHT WHEAT FIELD WITH CYPRESSES IRISES WHEAT FIELD WITH CROWS The Paintings THE COMPLETE PAINTINGS ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PAINTINGS The Letters THE CORRESPONDENCE OF VINCENT VAN GOGH The Biography MEMOIR OF VINCENT VAN GOGH by Johanna Gesina van Gogh Please visit: www.delphiclassics.com for more information
The author explores van Gogh's paintings of flowers and gardens using the artist's personal letters to understand his color theories, and recreates the gardens van Gogh describes to compare them with the paintings.