Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh

Portrait of An Artist

Book - 2001
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Vincent van Gogh--one of the 19th century's most brilliant artists--will forever be remembered as the Dutchman who cut off his ear. But this incident only underscores the passion that consumed him--a passion that, when he took up painting at age 27, infused his work. Whether painting a portrait, a landscape, or a still life, Van Gogh sought to capture the vibrant spirit of his subject. It didn't matter that others found his work too unconventional. Van Gogh persevered. And as he moved from the cold climate of Holland to balmy southern France, he pioneered a new technique and style. In a career spanning only a decade, Van Gogh painted many great works, yet fame eluded him. This lack of recognition increased his self-doubts and bitter disappointments. Today, however, Van Gogh stands as a giant among artists.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, c2001.
ISBN: 9780385900058
Branch Call Number: j B GOGH V
Characteristics: 132 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Jordan, Sandra


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He painted with passion, filling his canvases with vivid color and thick, lush brushstrokes, but his work was too unconventional to be popular. It was not until after his death, as he had predicted, that people appreciated and valued his brilliance.


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