One of the great forerunners of 20th century paintingThis
richly illustrated and expert study follows Vincent Van Gogh from the
early gloom-laden paintings in which he captured the misery of peasants
and workers in his homeland, through his bright and colorful Parisian
period, to the work of his final years, spent under a southern sun in
Arles. Here, at last, he found the light that produced the unmistakable
Van Gogh style. At Arles, Saint-Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise, in the
feverish burst of creative energy that marked his last two-and-a-half
years, he produced the 465 paintings on which his immortality rests.
Vincent Van Gogh
(1853-1890) craved recognition during his lifetime but was denied it
until after his self-inflicted death. Today he is universally seen as
one of the great forerunners of 20th century painting, and one of the
tragic masters of art.
About the Series:Every book in TASCHEN's Basic Art Series features:
- a detailed chronological summary of the artist's life and work, covering the cultural and historical importance of the artist
- approximately 100 color illustrations with explanatory captions
- a concise biography
Ingo F. Walther
(1940-2007) was born in Berlin and studied medieval studies,
literature, and art history in Frankfurt am Main and Munich. He
published numerous books on the art of the Middle Ages and of the 19th
and 20th centuries. Walther's many titles for TASCHEN include Vincent Van Gogh, Picasso, Art of the 20th Century, and Codices Illustres.