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Author Skea, Ralph, author.

Title Vincent's portraits : paintings and drawings by Van Gogh / Ralph Skea.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  709.2 SKE    AVAILABLE
Description 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "With 87 illustrations."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 110-112).
Contents "And painted portraits have a life of their own that comes from deep in the soul of the painter ..." -- The Netherlands -- Paris -- Arles -- Saint-Rémy-de-Provence -- Auvers-sur-Oise.
Summary Despite his posthumous fame as a painter of flowers, still-lifes, gardens, landscapes, and city scenes, Vincent van Gogh himself believed that his portraits constituted his most important works. Like other post-Impressionists, Van Gogh sought to capture the essential character of his models by means of expressive color and brushwork. Vincent's Portraits reflects the strong visual impact with which the artist captured the energy of contemporary life. In this dramatic set of portraits created during Van Gogh's ten-year career, the reader sees his desire to record a number of themes, from the plight of the agricultural workers in his native Brabant and the destitution of prostitutes and their children in urban Europe to the lives of his cosmopolitan acquaintances in Paris, including café owners and art dealers. It was here that he began his remarkable sequence of self-portraits.
Subject Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Self-portraits.
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890. (OCoLC)fst00032032
Portrait painting, Dutch -- 19th century.
Self-portraits, Dutch -- 19th century.
ART -- General.
Portrait painting, Dutch. (OCoLC)fst01072201
Self-portraits, Dutch. (OCoLC)fst01111860
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Self-portraits. (OCoLC)fst01423903
Added Author Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890. Works. Selections.
ISBN 9780500519660 (hardback)
0500519668 (hardback)

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