Desperately Seeking Van Gogh
Desperately Seeking Van Gogh presents an innovative way of exploring the life of the master artist. Follow in Vincent's footsteps through the locations that inspired and influenced his work, including his hometown on the Dutch/Belgian border, his apprenticeship in The Hague, and his travels throughout Europe.
This detailed book features stunning photography, as well as vivid descriptions of Vincent's paintings and the locations that inspired them. Perfect for art students or enthusiastic Vincent fans, this accessible title offers valuable insights into the celebrated artist's life. Discover the world of Van Gogh in a whole new way with Desperately Seeking Van Gogh.
Desperately Seeking Van Gogh adopts a very refreshing new way of looking at the life of this most brilliant of artists: by following in his footsteps around all the locations which meant the most to him and which most influenced his work.
We capture the mood of bourgeois respectability of his mother’s family in The Hague, the fields and dyke banks of the sleepy provincial town of Zundert on the Dutch/Belgian border where he grew up, to the boarding schools which he hated. We go with Vincent to The Hague where he was an apprentice art dealer, to his time in England and his dreams of maybe escaping to South America, Brussels, Antwerp, Paris and then to all the detailed locations in Provence, and many more.
Every spread features great imagery – both photographic and of Vincent’s works – and a fascinating commentary. For any enthusiast or art history student of Vincent, this title is a must. For anyone new to his work, it is a very accessible, friendly and insightful way to look at his life.