Van Gogh's Sunflowers Notebook

Van Gogh's Sunflowers Notebook
Author: Vincent Van Gogh
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Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Book Format: Paperback
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Pages: 64
Hours of reading: 1.1 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 3,25 €

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Vincent van Gogh (1853-90) was a Post-Impressionist master -- and now his world-famous sunflowers can inspire your everyday life. Fill the 64 blank pages of this inexpensive notebook with phone numbers, important dates, bright ideas, appointments, or anything else you want to keep handy. Or, if you're feeling artistic, use it as a mini-sketchbook that will fit in your pocket.

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Vincent Van Gogh Biography

Vincent Willem van Gogh (Dutch: [ˈvɪnsɛnt ˈʋɪləɱ vɑŋ ˈɣɔx] (listen); 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) 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 characterised by bold colours and dramatic, impulsive and expressive brushwork that contributed to the foundations of modern art. He was not commercially successful and, struggling with severe depression and poverty, committed suicide at the age of 37. Van Gogh was born into an upper-middle-class family. As a child he was serious, quiet and thoughtful. He began drawing at an early age and as a young man worked as an art dealer, often traveling, but became depressed after he was transferred to London. He turned to religion and spent time as a Protestant missionary in southern Belgium. He drifted in ill health and solitude before taking up painting in 1881, having returned home to his parents. His younger brother Theo supported him financially; the two kept a long correspondence by letter. His early works, mostly still lifes and depictions of peasant labourers, contain few signs of the vivid colour that distinguished his later work. In 1886, he moved to Paris where he met members of the avant-garde, including Émile Bernard and Paul Gauguin, who were reacting against the Impressionist sensibility. As his work developed he created a new approach to still life and landscape. His paintings grew brighter as he developed a style that became fully realised during his stay in Arles in the South of France in 1888. During this period he broadened his subject matter to include series of olive trees, wheat fields and sunflowers. Van Gogh suffered from psychotic episodes, delusions and, though he worried about his mental stability, often neglected his physical health, did not eat properly and drank heavily. His friendship with Gauguin ended after a confrontation between the two when, in a rage, Van Gogh severed a part of his own left ear with a razor. After, he spent time in psychiatric hospitals, including a period at Saint-Rémy. Once he discharged himself and moved to the Auberge Ravoux in Auvers-sur-Oise near Paris, he came under the care of the homeopathic doctor Paul Gachet. His depression persisted and on 27 July 1890, Van Gogh is believed to have shot himself in the chest with a revolver, dying from his injuries two days later. Van Gogh's paintings did not sell during his lifetime, during which he was generally considered a madman and a failure, although some collectors recognised the value of his work. His fame came only after his death, when he evolved in the public imagination into a misunderstood genius. His reputation grew in the early 20th century as elements of his style came to be incorporated by the Fauves ... Read full biography

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Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780486807737
ISBN10: 0486807738
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Pages: 64
Book Weight: 45.36
Book Dimensions: 106x146x2.54
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Publication date: Aug. 26, 2016
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Publication City/Country: New York, United States

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