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Van Gogh: Avenel Art Library

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Explore Vincent van Gogh's life and art, and the influences that shaped his work.

Discover the tragic genius of Vincent van Gogh with this beautiful and highly informative guide, which tells the fascinating story of his life and work. Superb specially commissioned photographs show the methods and materials van Gogh used to create his masterpieces, while art expert Bruce Be

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Hardcover, 15 pages
Published April 27th 1988 by Crescent
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Sep 04, 2009 rated it liked it
Classic art book. I love to see more pictures than just the most famous ones. This one has 59 full color plates.
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Jun 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
I'm not sure this is the right book but it's the right author. Close enough. VVG is one of my favorites though many other artists aren't that enthralled. His output for a short period of time was prolific but they aren't all winners. Date read is a guess.
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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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