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Studio of the South tells the story of Van Gogh's period in Arles in 1888-1889, when his powers were at their height. Based on original research, the book reveals discoveries that throw new light on the legendary artist and give a definitive account of his fifteen months spent in Arles, including his collaboration with Gauguin.

Van Gogh headed to Arles believing that the la
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Hardcover, 224 pages
Published November 1st 2016 by Frances Lincoln
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Sharon Terry
This beautifully produced book covers the time Vincent Van Gogh spent in the town of Arles, in Provence, 1888-89. In just two years he produced several iconic paintings, including Cafe Terrace at Night and The Night Cafe - a glimpse of the down side of night-life in Arles. Martin Bailey has researched his subject thoroughly and offers a sort of running commentary of the life of Van Gogh along with accounts of the paintings - both the circumstances and the artistic details of their composition. H ...more
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I could not put this down.
Apart from the subject matter, whose life has bewitched the world since his death the book makes some great links across complimentary works from other artists Van Gogh knew and who were working in Arles at the same time. The reproductions are sumptuous, even if some of them are small as full frame compositional photographs the details are great. Martin Bailey's style is very readable while including accurate detail his recounting of Van Gogh's time in Arles is not dry
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