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Vincent van Gogh has become one of the best known and best loved artists in the history of art, but he is said to have sold only a single painting in his entire life An extraordinary figure, whose art and life were inextricably and tragically intertwined, he is seen by many as the archetypal misunderstood, tormented genius Astonishingly, he was only active as an artist for some ten years during which time his style changed dramatically from the dark realist work of his early Dutch years, via the lessons he learned in Paris from Impressionism, to the highly disturbing work of his last period with its writhing brushwork and febrile colours In his own day, he remained relatively unacknowledged outside a small circle of admirers, his cause not helped by his difficult and unpredictable character This book examines the fascinating story of how his work gradually came to be appreciated and collected in Britain a country in which he lived albeit unhappily , from 1873 to 1875, whose primary language...

Title : Van Gogh and Britain: Pioneer Collectors
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ISBN : 1903278775
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : National Galleries Of Scotland 1 edition August 9, 2006
Number of Pages : 136 pages
File Size : 590 KB
Status : Available For Download
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