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Becoming van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh, Timothy J. S ...

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Becoming van Gogh
edited by Timothy Standring, Louis van Tilborgh ; essays by Simon Kelly [and seven others]

Published 2012 by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English.

About the Book

"The career path of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), one of the world's most recognizable artists, was anything but typical. Focusing on the early stages of van Gogh's artistic development, Becoming van Gogh illustrates the artist's efforts to master draftsmanship, understand the challenges of materials and techniques, incorporate color theory, and fold myriad influences into his artistic vocabulary. Van Gogh was aware of avant-garde trends including Georges Seurat's divisionism, Paul Signac's and Camille Pissarro's pointillism, Émile Bernard's synthetism, and Henri Toulouse-Lautrec's immersion in the bohemian culture of Montmartre.This handsome book features works by van Gogh alongside works by the artists who influenced him, showing how he incorporated elements of their techniques into a style that became, eventually, uniquely his own. It features essays exploring how van Gogh imbued his early works with energy as he strove to master drawing with graphite, ink, and washes; how he began to understand color with watercolor paintings; and how he tested his skill with oils on canvas. The distinguished contributors to this volume offer insight into van Gogh's temperament, memory, typography, and relationship with his critics, among other topics. Generously illustrated with 150 color images, the book also includes a chronology charting the artist's stylistic development"--

Edition Notes

This publication accompanies an exhibition of the same title, on view at Denver Art Museum from 21 October 2012 through 20 January 2013, organized by the Denver Art Museum in collaboration with the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
N6953.G63 A4 2012

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9780300186864, 9780914738770
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