Van Gogh in Arles
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Van Gogh in Arles

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Paperback, 271 pages
Published September 1st 1984 by Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
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Dominique
I always enjoyed Van Gogh's work, but never truly understood nor identified myself with his art. After visiting Arles, France this spring and understanding HOW GORGEOUS this village/city is - I needed to read more about his time in Arles. I myself fell for Arles.

This entire book is compiled of letters either written by Vincent to his brother Theo,other family members, and his friends and fellow painters such as Gauguin, Emile Bernard and others. It is a historical and well documented 15 months s...more
Michelle
This book accompanied a 1984 exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Nice book. Since this exhibit has taken place there has been considerable further research done on the works van Gogh created during this period so I wouldn't say it's the most valued source of information regarding his time in Arles - but definitely an interesting read and nice presentation of a good portion of his Arles paintings and drawings. A few key pieces are missing - most notably, the Sunflowers series and his Night...more
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Vincent Willem van Gogh, for whom color was the chief symbol of expression, was born in Groot-Zundert, Holland. The son of a pastor, brought up in a religious and cultured atmosphere, Vincent was highly emotional and lacked self-confidence. Between 1860 and 1880, when he finally decided to become an artist, van Gogh had had two unsuitable and unhappy romances and had worked unsuccessfully as a cle...more
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