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TASCHEN BOOKS - VAN GOGH (Basic Art Series)

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TASCHEN BOOKS - VAN GOGH (Basic Art Series)

Today, the works of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) are among the most well-known and celebrated in the world. In Sunflowers, The Starry Night, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, and many paintings and drawings beyond, we recognize an artist uniquely dexterous in portraying mood and place through paint, pencil, charcoal, or chalk.

Yet as he was deploying the lurid colours, emphatic brushwork, and contoured forms that would subsequently make his name, van Gogh battled not only the disinterest of his contemporary audience but also devastating bouts of mental illness. His episodes of depression and anxiety claimed his life in 1890 when he committed suicide shortly after his 37th birthday.

This richly illustrated introduction follows Vincent van Gogh’s story from his earliest pictures of peasants and rural workers, through his bright Parisian period, to his final, feverish burst of creative energy in the South of France during the last two and a half years of his life.

Hardcover 21 x 26 cm (8.3 x 10.2 in) 96 pages

TASCHEN Basic Art Series | Art Monographs - Art History - Architecture
Started in 1985, the Basic Art Series has evolved into the best-selling art book collection ever published. Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features: 

  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering their cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions.

About TASCHEN BOOKS
Founded in 1980 by Benedikt Taschen, TASCHEN is a leading art book publisher known for its dazzling and audacious world of eye-catching coffee table books spanning architecture, aphrodisia, art, design, fashion, photography, pop culture, style, and travel.  TASCHEN is comanaged by Benedikt Taschen and his eldest daughter, Marlene Taschen.