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Author Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890, author.

Title Van Gogh and the seasons / Sjraar van Heugten, with contributions by Joan Greer, Ted Gott ; editor, Mark Gomes.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press ; Melbourne, Victoria : National Gallery of Victoria, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    759.9492 Gogh,V GOG    Available
Description xix, 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map, facsimiles, portraits ; 31 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-250).
Contents Vincent van Gogh and the Seasons: Images of Nature and Humanity / Sjraar van Heugten -- 'To Everything there is a Season': The Rhythms of the Year in Vincent van Gogh's Socio-Religious Worldview / Joan Greer -- Conflicts of Interest: Vincent van Gogh and French Symbolism / Ted Gott -- The Seasons in van Gogh's Letters: A Selection / Sjraar van Heugten -- Vincent van Gogh Biography / Ted Gott -- Autumn / Laurie Benson, Ted Gott, Sophie Matthiesson -- Winter / Laurie Benson, Ted Gott, Sophie Matthiesson -- Spring / Laurie Benson, Ted Gott, Sophie Matthiesson -- Summer / Laurie Benson, Ted Gott, Sophie Matthiesson -- Van Gogh and Japanese Prints / Sophie Matthiesson -- Van Gogh's Collection of Prints / Ted Gott
Summary The changing seasons captivated Vincent van Gogh (1853-90), who saw in their unending cycle the majesty of nature and the existence of a higher force. 'Van Gogh and the Seasons' is the first book to explore this central aspect of van Gogh's life and work. Van Gogh often linked the seasons to rural life and labor as men and women worked the land throughout the year. From his depictions of peasants and sowers to winter gardens, riverbanks, orchards, and harvests, he painted scenes that richly evoke the sensory pleasures and deprivations particular to each season. This stunning book brings to life the locales that defined his tumultuous career, from Arles, where he experienced his most crucial period of creativity, to Auvers-sur-Oise, where he committed suicide. It looks at van Gogh's interpretation of nature, the religious implications of the seasons in the era in which he lived, and how his art was perceived against the backdrop of various symbolist factions, antimaterialist debates, and esoteric beliefs in fin de siècle Paris. The book also features revealing extracts from the artist's correspondence and artworks from his own collection that provide essential context to the themes in his work. --Publisher's description, page [4] of jacket.
Exhibitions Published for the exhibition Van Gogh and the Seasons, an exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Victoria and Art Exhibitions Australia, and held at NGV International, Melbourne, 9 April - 9 July 2017.
Subject Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Exhibitions.
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
Artists -- Netherlands -- Biography.
Male artists -- Netherlands -- 19th century -- Biography.
Painters -- Netherlands -- 19th century -- Biography.
Painting, Dutch -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Seasons in art -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Heugten, Sjraar van, author, curator.
Greer, Joan Eileen, contributor.
Gott, Ted, 1960- contributor.
Gomes, Mark, editor.
National Gallery of Victoria, organizer, host institution.
Art Exhibitions Australia Limited, organizer.
Princeton University Press, publisher.
ISBN 0691179719 (cloth ; hardbound)
9780691179711 (cloth ; hardbound)

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