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    STARRY LETTERS In my youth I felt saturated with Van Gogh s art Its popularity made it predictable As one of the greatest victims of the phenomenon that Walter Benjamin explores in his The work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, one could expect to see posters of Van Gogh s Sunflowers, or his Room, or Starry Night, in a third of the rooms of students I suspected thatthan this bright colours, always welcome in dingy lodgings, it was the legend grown out of the morbid aspect o STARRY LETTERS In my youth I felt saturated with Van Gogh s art Its popularity made it predictable As one of the greatest victims of the phenomenon that Walter Benjamin explores in his The work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, one could expect to see posters of Van Gogh s Sunflowers, or his Room, or Starry Night, in a third of the rooms of students I suspected thatthan this bright colours, always welcome in dingy lodgings, it was the legend grown out of the morbid aspect of his supposed suicide that explained the ubiquity of his art.As a museumgoer, I have seen many of his paintings in various galleries and cities I also visited long ago his museum in Amsterdam But it wasrecently, in an exhibition with a room devoted to him, when I felt completely enraptured in wonder in front of a couple of his paintings.But I have wanted to read his letters for years and reading these has been a delight.Most of them are addressed to his brother Theo, but there are a few to painte...


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    For great things do not just happen by impulse but are a succession of small things linked together. The main problem when encountering Van Gogh is that his life has become the quintessential artistic myth of our age The obscure genius ahead of his time, toiling in solitude, tortured by personal demons, driven by a creativity that sometimes spilled over into madness and...


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    His letters enable us to knowabout Van Gogh s life and mentality than we do of any other artist The letters form a running commentary on his work, and a human document without parallel Source


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    I want to be careful in writing this review because I want to do what I can to urge you to put this book in your list of Books I Should Read During my Lifetime You have such a list, don t you No Will you think about making one It consists of the books that a large majority of your fellow humans believe are representative of what is most significant about this gift you have received, which we call life Lots of the books that should go on that ...


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    This book is exceptional, thought provoking, painstakingly beautiful and soulful Not only literary letters but they encompassed whole life of a genius artist.I absolutely love this book It s worth readingWhat I find such a pleasant surprise about painting is that you can, with the same effect you put into a drawing, take something home with you that conveys the impression much better and is muchpleasing to look at And at the same timeaccurate, too In a word, it isrewardin This book is exceptional, thought provoking, painstakingly beautiful and soulful Not only literary letters but they encompassed whole life of a genius artist.I absolut...


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    Robert Hughes writes in one of his essays on Van Gogh that the myth s around Van Gogh run exactly opposite to the truth He recommends delving into Van Gogh s letters as a way to get beyond the myths and better understand both the artist and his work Van Gogh is often given an aura of a mad genius, whose hallucinations and fits gave rise to the intense colors and patterning of his paintings and drawings In fact, his fits most likely due to epilepsy were debilitating, and often kept him out o Robert Hughes writes in one of his essays on Van Gogh that the myth s around Van Gogh run exactly opposite to the truth He recommends delving into Van Gogh s letters as a way to get beyond the myths...


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    I first began my reading of these letters as a way to learnabout the art process, the way to creation coming from the mind of such a gifted artist such as Vincent Van Gogh I also was interested in his life, his story, and how he got to this end Personal letters seem to be so muchprofitable to me as a reader than fiction, or even a biography Throughout the entire book I came to feel, and inhabit, his struggle, his pain, his lack of recognition for what he deemed so important in tot I first began my reading of these letters as a way to learnabout the art process, the way to creation coming from the mind of such a gifted artist such as Vincent Van Gogh I also was interested in his life, his story, and how he got to this end Personal letters seem to be so muchprofitable to me as a reader than fiction, or even a biography Throughout the entire book I came to feel, and inhabit, his struggle, his pain, his lack of recognition for what he deemed so important in total to his life I learned through almost countless correspondences that he was rarely given the respect he felt he deserved, and he had just terrible luck with women It was so sad the difficulties he faced socially But I never felt once he was suicidal in...


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    The Mind of an Artist31 March 2018 Adelaide Well, straight out I can say that this book isn t the easiest of reads, namely because it is a collection of letters between Vincent and his brother Theo It doesn t contain all of the letters, namely because Vincent was quite a prolific, and very eloquent, lette...


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    How much sadness there is in life Still, it won t do to become depressed, one should turn to other things, and the right thing is work, but there are times when one can only find peace of mind in the realization I, too, shall not be spared by unhappiness


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The Letters of Vincent van Gogh A New Selection Of Post Impressionist Painter Vincent Van Gough S Letters,The Letters Of Vincent Van Gogh Put A Human Face On One Of The Most Haunting Figures In Modern Western Culture In This Penguin Classics Edition, The Letters Are Selected And Edited By Ronald De Leeuw, And Translated By Arnold Pomerans In Penguin Classics.Few Artists Letters Are As Self Revelatory As Vincent Van Gogh S, And This Selection, Spanning His Artistic Career, Sheds Light On Every Facet Of The Life And Work Of This Complex And Tortured Man Engaging Candidly And Movingly With His Religious Struggles, His Ill Fated Search For Love, His Attacks Of Mental Illness And His Relation With His Brother Theo, The Letters Contradict The Popular Myth Of Van Gogh As An Anti Social Madman And A Martyr To Art, Showing Instead A Man Of Great Emotional And Spiritual Depths Above All, They Stand As An Intense Personal Narrative Of Artistic Development And A Unique Account Of The Process Of Creation.The Letters Are Linked By Explanatory Biographical Passages, Revealing Van Gogh S Inner Journey As Well As The Outer Facts Of His Life This Edition Also Includes The Drawings That Originally Illustrated The Letters.Vincent Willem Van Gogh 1853 1890 Was Born In Holland In 1885 He Painted His First Masterpiece, The Potato Eaters, A Haunting Scene Of Domestic Poverty A Year Later He Began Studying In Paris, Where He Met Gauguin, Toulouse Lautrec And Seurat, Who Became Very Important Influences On His Work In 1888 He Left Paris For The Provencal Landscape At Arles, The Subject Of Many Of His Best Works, Including Sunflowers.If You Enjoyed The Letters Of Vincent Van Gogh, You Might Also Like 100 Artists Manifestos, Available In Penguin Modern Classics If There Was Ever Any Doubt That Van Gogh S Letters Belong Beside Those Great Classics Of Artistic Self Revelation, Cellini S Autobiography And Delacroix S Journal, This Excellent New Edition Dispels It The Times

  • Paperback
  • 509 pages
  • The Letters of Vincent van Gogh
  • Vincent van Gogh
  • English
  • 17 September 2019
  • 0140446745

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