Dear Theo; The Autobiography Of Vincent Van Gogh
Van Gogh struck the world with his paintings, he also touched my heart with his words. If we take language as a vehicle of thoughts, ...more
I read this book to learn more about van Gogh as a person and I must say that I was surprised. He wasn't what I expected him to be. If you have a somewhat mysterious or divine image of him, this book will probably crush it - in a good way. For me it meant putting an end to any sort of romantici ...more
after i learned to treat this like reading someone else's mail, exactly what it is, i ended up enjoying having such a personal view of vincent's day-to-day. some of the passages about inspiration and how it is to be caught in a fury of creation and "become hopelessly absent-minded and incapable of heaps of ord ...more
He loved his brother Theo, and depended entirely on him for his income to live and paint. It was never a happy lif ...more
The only thing that seems crazy about him is that he literally appears to have spent his every waking moment painting. He does not have any close emotional bonds ...more
In this compilation of letters, you will get to go deeper into Theo and Vincent's relationship, as well as to get to know more about the lonely life of this famous painter and his mental illness. You will see that these two brothers were so close to each other,Theo never doubt and was a big support for Vincent, financially and morally speaking, he always was worried about his brother's health and offered him to stay in Paris with him and his family (multiple times) but of course, Vincent didn't ...more
Mai rapporto fu più intimo, più affettuoso, più fraterno, più rispettoso, più simbiotico di quello fra Vincent e Theo, suo fratello.
Già basterebbe dire che Vincent morì nel 27 luglio 1890, forse suicida, e Theo lo seguì solo qualche mese dopo.
Inoltre vorrei citare un pezzo della mia lettera preferita, in cui Vincent descrive il suo amore cocente per la cugina Kee: «Chi non ha mai impara ...more
En sus cartas Vincent menciona montones de artistas, cuadros o describe obras en las que él trabajaba en ese momento; mientras leía iba buscando todas estas cosas a las que hace referencia para expandir la experiencia. Me armé una linda carpeta de imágenes! Su mundo era ...more
Vincent shows himself to be a driven, passionate, compassionate, sensitive, spiritual person. His drive to be an artist overwhelms almost everything else. The most common and recurrent theme is his requests for money from Theo, who supported him most all his life. Even whe ...more
This has been sitting on my shelf for a few years now and I regret I didn't tackle it sooner. Although I'm an avid reader with a bent toward literary and historical fiction, I do mean "tackle" this book. Putting yourself inside a great artist's mind is not a task for the wary, or for those only looking for a good story.
Dear Theo depicts a passionate, yet resentful artist who turns away from his upper class raising and all of its prohibitions and embraces the common, which he finds not so common
This book is also very sad. V ...more
But this book is not about his works it consist of letters which he wrote to his brother Theo., when he was alone in Arles to attain the passion of painting. All his letters says numerous story about his life & love he has for his brother and the passion he has in the art and the obstacles he come across in the path of attaining it, full of ...more
Still a great way to get inside his head. The original publication of this was ALL the letters (and apparently multiple volumes) but this does a good job capturing the spirit.