Van Gogh s Ear

Van Gogh s Ear
Author: Bernadette Murphy
Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Random House Canada
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780345816078
Language: en
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On a dark night in Provence in December 1888 Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is an act that has come to define him. Yet for more than a century biographers and histo­rians seeking definitive facts about what happened that night have been left with more questions than answers. In Van Gogh’s Ear Bernadette Murphy sets out to discover exactly what happened that night in Arles. Why would an artist at the height of his powers commit such a brutal act of self-harm? Was it just his lobe, or did Van Gogh really cut off his entire ear? Who was the mysterious “Rachel” to whom he presented his macabre gift? Murphy’s investi­gation takes us from major museums to the moldering contents of forgotten archives, vividly reconstructing the world in which Van Gogh moved—the madams and prostitutes, café patrons and police inspectors, his beloved brother, Theo, and his fellow artist and house guest Paul Gauguin. With exclusive revela­tions and new research about the ear and about Rachel, Bernadette Murphy proposes a bold new hypothesis about what was occur­ring in Van Gogh’s heart and mind as he made a mysterious delivery to a woman’s doorstep that fateful night. Van Gogh’s Ear is a compelling detective story and a journey of discovery. It is also a portrait of a painter creating his most iconic and revolutionary work, pushing himself ever closer to greatness even as he edged towards madness—and the one fateful sweep of the blade that would resonate through the ages.

Van Gogh s Ear

Van Gogh s Ear
Author: Bernadette Murphy
Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9780374716028
Language: en
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The best-known and most sensational event in Vincent van Gogh’s life is also the least understood. For more than a century, biographers and historians seeking definitive facts about what happened on a December night in Arles have unearthed more questions than answers. Why would an artist at the height of his powers commit such a brutal act? Who was the mysterious “Rachel” to whom he presented his macabre gift? Did he use a razor or a knife? Was it just a segment—or did Van Gogh really lop off his entire ear? In Van Gogh’s Ear, Bernadette Murphy reveals, for the first time, the true story of this long-misunderstood incident, sweeping away decades of myth and giving us a glimpse of a troubled but brilliant artist at his breaking point. Murphy’s detective work takes her from Europe to the United States and back, from the holdings of major museums to the moldering contents of forgotten archives. She braids together her own thrilling journey of discovery with a narrative of Van Gogh’s life in Arles, the sleepy Provençal town where he created his finest work, and vividly reconstructs the world in which he moved—the madams and prostitutes, café patrons and police inspectors, shepherds and bohemian artists. We encounter Van Gogh’s brother and benefactor Theo, his guest and fellow painter Paul Gauguin, and many local subjects of Van Gogh’s paintings, some of whom Murphy identifies for the first time. Strikingly, Murphy uncovers previously unknown information about “Rachel”—and uses it to propose a bold new hypothesis about what was occurring in Van Gogh’s heart and mind as he made a mysterious delivery to her doorstep. As it reopens one of art history’s most famous cold cases, Van Gogh’s Ear becomes a fascinating work of detection. It is also a study of a painter creating his most iconic and revolutionary work, pushing himself ever closer to greatness even as he edged toward madness—and one fateful sweep of the blade that would resonate through the ages.

Van Gogh s Ear

Van Gogh s Ear
Author: Bernadette Murphy
Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Random House
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781473523722
Language: en
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In December 1888, Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is the most famous story about any artist in history. But what really happened on that dark winter night? In Van Gogh's Ear, Bernadette Murphy reveals the truth. She takes us on an extraordinary journey from major museums to forgotten archives, vividly reconstructing Van Gogh's world. We meet police inspectors and café patrons, prostitutes and madams, his beloved brother Theo and fellow painter Paul Gauguin. Why did Van Gogh commit such a brutal act? Who was the mysterious 'Rachel' to whom he presented his macabre gift? Did he really remove his entire ear? Murphy answers these important questions with her groundbreaking discoveries, offering a stunning portrait of an artist edging towards madness in his pursuit of excellence. BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK PRIMETIME BBC2 DOCUMENTARY WITH JEREMY PAXMAN

Studio of the South

Studio of the South
Author: Martin Bailey
Release: 2021-07-06
Editor: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780711268180
Language: en
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Studio of the South tells the fascinating story of Van Gogh's time in Arles and the Yellow House.

Van Gogh and Gauguin

Van Gogh and Gauguin
Author: Douglas W. Druick
Release: 2001
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Pages: 418
ISBN: 9780500510544
Language: en
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A study of the personal and professional history of van Gogh and Gauguin takes a close-up look at their brief collaboration in Arles in 1888 and discusses the role of each artist in promoting the other's search for a personal style that incorporated the latest artistic developments but remained true to each artist's vision. BOMC.

Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh
Author: Jan Greenberg,Sandra Jordan
Release: 2009-02-04
Editor: Yearling
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780307548740
Language: en
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Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist was named a Robert F. Sibert Honor book by the ALA. This is the enthralling biography of the nineteenth-century Dutch painter known for pioneering new techniques and styles in masterpieces such as Starry Night and Vase with Sunflowers. The book cites detailed primary sources and includes a glossary of artists and terms, a biographical time line, notes, a bibliography, and locations of museums that display Van Gogh’s work. It also features a sixteen-page insert with family photographs and full-color reproductions of many of Van Gogh’s paintings. Vincent Van Gogh was named an ALA Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades 6–8, Historical/Social Studies) in Appendix B.

Van Gogh s Ear

Van Gogh s Ear
Author: Ian Ayres
Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 214
ISBN: 2914853017
Language: en
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Volume 2 of this series with its cover painting by Vincent van Gogh, offers a knock-out array of fresh, exciting poems-Beat, Slam, Nuyorican, Experimental, you name it-by such daring poets as Peter Orlovsky, Gayle Danley-Dooley, Pedro Pietri, and the list goes on. The result is a dynamic volume chock-full of the verve and artistry of a new millennium of poetry.

Van Gogh s Ear

Van Gogh s Ear
Author: Bernadette Murphy
Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: Macmillan
Pages: 337
ISBN: 9780374279691
Language: en
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Originally published: Great Britain: Chatto & Windus, 2016.

The Van Gogh Sisters

The Van Gogh Sisters
Author: Willem-Jan Verlinden
Release: 2021-04-20
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780500776490
Language: en
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This biography of Vincent van Gogh’s sisters tells the fascinating story of the lives of these women whose history has largely been neglected. Many people are familiar with the life and art of Vincent van Gogh, and his extensive correspondence with his brother Theo. But their sisters—Ana, Lies, and Wil van Gogh—have gone overlooked until now. In this compelling group biography based on extensive primary resources, art historian Willem-Jan Verlinden brings Vincent’s three sisters into the spotlight. At a time when the feminist movement was beginning to take root and idealists were clamoring for revolution, the Van Gogh sisters recorded their aspirations and dreams, their disappointments and grief. Based on little-known correspondence between the sisters, this fascinating account of these remarkable women captures a moment of profound social, economic, and artistic change. With great clarity and empathy, The Van Gogh Sisters relates the sisters’ intimate discussions of art, poetry, books, personal ambitions, and employment. Their story will resonate with readers and broaden understandings of Vincent van Gogh’s childhood. Set against the backdrop of a turbulent period in nineteenth-century history this story sheds new light on these impressive women, deepening our understanding of this unique and often troubled family.

Starry Night

Starry Night
Author: Martin Bailey
Release: 2018-08-27
Editor: White Lion Publishing
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9780711239203
Language: en
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Starry Night is a fully illustrated account of Van Gogh's time at the asylum in Saint-Remy. Despite the challenges of ill health and asylum life, Van Gogh continued to produce a series of masterpieces – cypresses, wheatfields, olive groves and sunsets. He wrote very little about the asylum in letters to his brother Theo, so this book sets out to give an impression of daily life behind the walls of the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole and looks at Van Gogh through fresh eyes, with newly discovered material.

Van Gogh Self potraitsS

Van Gogh  Self potraitsS
Author: Louis Van Tilborgh,Karen Serres
Release: 2022
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 153
ISBN: 191453204X
Language: en
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This important publication accompanies the first ever exhibition devoted to Vincent van Gogh?s self-portraits across his entire career. The exhibition at the Courtauld Gallery and accompanying catalogue feature world-famous and lesser known works from the great artist.00The myth of Van Gogh today is linked as much to his extraordinary life as it is to his stunning paintings. His biography has often?shaped the way that his self-portraits have been (mis)understood. Van Gogh. Self-Portraits reconsiders this aspect of his production and places the artist?s self-representation in context to reveal the role it plays in his oeuvre. It also explores the power and profound emotion of these highly personal paintings.00'Van Gogh. Self-Portraits' is the first time this theme has been exclusively addressed. Self-portraits painted during Van Gogh?s time in Paris (February 1886 ? February 1888) have been the subject of two exhibitions (in 1960 at Marlborough Fine Arts in London and in 1995 at the Kunsthalle in Hamburg) but never has the full chronological range been explored. The exhibition at The Courtauld Gallery features paintings from both the Parisian and Provençal periods. It brings together half of Van Gogh?s thirty-five known self-portraits to examine the ways the artist approached this particular subject-matter. On a practical level, painting himself provided Van Gogh with the cheapest and most patient of models and represented an important conduit for stylistic experimentation. He also used self-portraiture as an homage to his illustrious Dutch predecessor Rembrandt, as well as a way of fashioning his own identity and presenting himself to the outside world. Of particular interest is the striking way the evolution of Van Gogh?s self-representation over the short years of his artistic activity can be seen as a microcosm of his development as a painter.00Exhibition: The Courtauld Gallery, London, UK (03.02. ?08.05.2022).

The Sunflowers Are Mine

The Sunflowers Are Mine
Author: Martin Bailey
Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: White Lion Publishing
Pages: 243
ISBN: 9780711241398
Language: en
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This is the story of one of the world’s most iconic images. Martin Bailey explains why Van Gogh painted a series of sunflower still lifes in Provence. He then explores the subsequent adventures of the seven pictures, and their influence on modern art. Through the Sunflowers, we gain fresh insights into Van Gogh’s life and his path to fame. Based on original research, the book is packed with discoveries – throwing new light on the legendary artist.

On the Verge of Insanity

On the Verge of Insanity
Author: Marije Vellekoop,Louis van Tilborgh,Nienke Bakker,Hans Luijten,Laura Prins,Leo Jansen
Release: 2016-01-09
Editor: Mercatorfonds
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0300222459
Language: en
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Being ill isn t a cause for joy, I nevertheless have no right to complain about it, for it seems to me that nature sees to it that illness is a means of getting us back on our feet, of healing us, rather than an absolute evil. --Vincent van Gogh to John Peter Russell, Saint-Remy-de-Provence, February 1, 1890"

Van Gogh s Finale

Van Gogh s Finale
Author: Martin Bailey
Release: 2021-11-09
Editor: Frances Lincoln Children's Books
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9780711257009
Language: en
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Van Gogh’s Finale is a definitive account of the final days of the artist’s life and the incredible story of what followed.

Van Gogh Drawings

Van Gogh Drawings
Author: Vincent Van Gogh
Release: 2012-07-16
Editor: Courier Corporation
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780486157252
Language: en
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Choice drawings — from early impressions of peasant life to studies for Starry Night, other masterpieces. 44 black-and-white illustrations. Captions.

Van Gogh

Van Gogh
Author: Federico Zeri,Vincent Van Gogh,Marco Dolcetta,Elena Mazour,Mark Eaton
Release: 2000-08-01
Editor: Richmond Hill, Ont. : NDE Pub.
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1553210026
Language: en
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Explores the major themes of van Gogh's paintings and his life, as well as his ties to the Impressionist movements and Art Nouveau, devoting special attention to his painting "Starry Night."

The Yellow House

The Yellow House
Author: Martin Gayford
Release: 2009-10-31
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0316087203
Language: en
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This chronicle of the two months in 1888 when Paul Gauguin shared a house in France with Vincent Van Gogh describes not only how these two hallowed artists painted and exchanged ideas, but also the texture of their everyday lives. Includes 60 B&W reproductions of the artists' paintings and drawings from the period.

Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night

Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night
Author: Vincent van Gogh,Sjraar van Heugten,Joachim Pissarro,Chris Stolwijk
Release: 2008
Editor: The Museum of Modern Art
Pages: 164
ISBN: 087070737X
Language: en
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Co-published by Museum of Modern Art and the Van Gogh Museum in conjunction with the first exhibition to focus on Vincent van Gogh's depictions of nocturnal and twilight scenes, Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night examines the artist's night landscapes, interior scenes, and representations of the effects of both gaslight and natural light on their surroundings. It features over one hundred illustrations, including details of Van Gogh's iconic paintings and works by other artist important to the development of his style.

Van Gogh

Van Gogh
Author: Julian Bell
Release: 2015-01-06
Editor: New Harvest
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0544343735
Language: en
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From his mental breakdowns and bitter family relations to his struggles with art dealers, contrasts the self-taught artist's dark personal life with the radiance of his visionary artistic creations.

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781501174827
Language: en
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From Taylor Jenkins Reid, “a genius when it comes to stories about life and love” (Redbook), comes an unforgettable and sweeping novel about one classic film actress’s relentless rise to the top—the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now? Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career. Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment, Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds—revealing a ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways. Written with Reid’s signature talent for “creating complex, likable characters” (Real Simple), this is a fascinating journey through the splendor of Old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means—and what it takes—to face the truth.