The first half of this fascinating new book contains a detailed exploration of Vincent van Gogh's life, including his background, early career, influences and relationships. Beginning with his birth in the Netherlands in 1853, it details his childhood, family life, education and work-life before he began painting in 1880. The second half of the book comprises a beautifully illustrated and comprehensive gallery, presenting over 280 representations of his significant works, from his early sketches and paintings to the hugely famous Sunflowers, Irises and The Starry Night. These superb reproductions are accompanied by detailed analysis of each painting and its significance within the context of van Gogh's life, his technique and his body of work as a whole. This comprehensive new book is an essential volume for anyone who wants to learn more about this intriguing artist, and to survey his greatest works in one beautfully illustrated collection.
A comprehensive new book about the life and times of Vincent van Gogh, his technique and his body of work as a whole.