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Van Gogh in Arles
Nemeczek, Alfred.
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Publication Information:
Munich ; New York : Prestel, [1995]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
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Central Library ND653.G7 N37 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Central Library ND653.G7 N37 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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"In Arles, Vincent van Gogh was seized by a dramatic passion for painting. Inspired by the lights and colors when he first arrived in this little town hundreds of miles from his native Holland in 1888, in just over a year he painted several hundred works in a frenzy of artistic activity." "Van Gogh in Arles is a stirring account that reflects the hectic artistic pace of the artist's time in Arles. It describes how he achieved the pinnacle of artistic perfection, and how a constant, self-inflicted pressure took its toll, causing him to be admitted into a sanatorium." "The authoritative text dispenses with the myth and speculation that surround this period of Van Gogh's life, and uses firm evidence - Van Gogh's 796 published letters to his younger brother Theo - to place the artist in a dramatic new light: he is established as a stranger among strangers, having had little time away from his work to socialize in his new environment. The book also identifies Van Gogh's ambition to create a new form of art, and carefully documents and analyzes his artistic development in those frenetic times."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Table of Contents

A Filthy Townp. 7
Bold Ideasp. 19
Modern Paintingsp. 31
Real Lifep. 55
Truer Colorsp. 67
A Complete Voidp. 95
Biographical Notesp. 117
Bibliographyp. 124
List of Illustrationsp. 125

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