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Author Veldhorst, Natascha, author.

Title Van Gogh and music : a symphony in blue and yellow / Natascha Veldhorst ; translated by Diane Webb.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.9492 Gogh,V VEL    Available
Description 175 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note A translation, with revisions, of Van Gogh en muziek: symfonie in blauw en geel.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-168) and index.
Contents Hearing colours -- Music at home -- Musical encounters -- Reading about music -- Listening to birdsong -- The realm of the senses -- Painting musically -- Dream and reality -- The solace of music -- Symphonies in colour.
Summary An in-depth investigation of the influential role that music and sound played throughout Vincent van Gogh's (1853-1890) life. From psalms and hymns to the operas of Richard Wagner to simple birdsong, music represented to Van Gogh the ultimate form of artistic expression. And he believed that by emulating music painting could articulate deep truths and impart a lasting emotional impact on its viewers. In Van Gogh and Music Natascha Veldhorst provides close readings of the many allusions to music in the artist's prolific correspondence and examines the period's artistic theory to offer a rich picture of the status of music in late 19th-century culture. Veldhorst shows the extent to which Van Gogh not only admired the ability of music to inspire emotion, but how he incorporated musical subject matter and techniques into his work, with illustrations of celebrated paintings such as Sunflowers in a Vase, which he described as "a symphony in blue and yellow." An expansive inquiry into the significance of sound and music for the artist, including the formative influence of his song-filled upbringing, Van Gogh and Music is full of fascinating new insights into the work of one of history's most venerated artists.
Language Translated from the Dutch.
Subject Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Knowledge -- Music.
Art and music.
Added Author Webb, Diane, translator.
Added Title Van Gogh en muziek. English
Translation Of: Translation of Veldhorst, Natascha. Van Gogh & muziek. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2015] 9789089649720 (OCoLC)913853284
ISBN 0300228333 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)
9780300228335 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)

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