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Personal Recollections of Vincent Van Gogh - Elisabeth Duquesne Van Gogh

Personal Recollections of Vincent Van Gogh

Paperback Published: 1st April 2017
ISBN: 9780486809069
Number Of Pages: 60

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Rejected in their day by painters, critics, and collectors, the visions of Vincent Van Gogh now rank among the most beloved and influential works in the history of Western art. The artist sold only a single painting in his lifetime, despite an abundant oeuvre of more than 2,000 artworks. Today his paintings fetch tens of millions at auction, and visitors from around the world flock to Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum. The artist's life of grinding poverty, his severe mental illness, and the derision of his contemporaries combined to form a romantic ideal of the tortured artist.

Twenty-three years after Van Gogh's suicide, in the wake of his slowly growing fame, the painter's sister published this memoir. An intimate view of the artist's life, art, and philosophy, the book is illustrated with reproductions of several of Van Gogh's most characteristic works, including portraits and landscapes.

About the Author

Elisabeth Duquesne Van Gogh (1859–1936) was the artist's younger sister. Married to a Dutch jurist, she was the mother of five children and a writer of poetry and prose.

ISBN: 9780486809069
ISBN-10: 0486809064
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 60
Published: 1st April 2017
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 14.0  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.14

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