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9780500092903

Van Gogh Face to Face

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  • ISBN13:

    9780500092903

  • ISBN10:

    0500092907

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-04-01
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson

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Summary

A month before his suicide in 1890, Vincent van Gogh wrote to his sister, "What impassions me most -- much, much more than all the rest of my metier -- is the portrait, the modern portrait." In the course of his short, intense career he revolutionized portrait painting, decisively influencing its course in the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 11
Introductionp. 15
The Dutch Roots of Vincent van Goghp. 20
Chronology: The Early Yearsp. 50
Fantasy and Reality in The Hague Drawingsp. 60
Chronology: Parisp. 80
Van Gogh in Paris: Between the Past and the Futurep. 86
Chronology: Arlesp. 126
The Arles Period: Symbolic Means, Decorative Endsp. 134
Chronology: St.-Remy and Auversp. 172
Famine to Feast: Portrait Making at St.-Remy and Auversp. 182
The Modern Legacy of van Gogh's Portraitsp. 228
Notesp. 249
Referencesp. 261
Acknowledgmentsp. 264
List of Illustrationsp. 266
Indexp. 270
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