The Letters of Vincent van Gogh: A Critical Study (Cultural by Patrick Grant PDF

By Patrick Grant

ISBN-10: 1927356741

ISBN-13: 9781927356746

whilst he died on the age of thirty-seven, Vincent van Gogh left a legacy of over thousand artistic endeavors, for which he's now justly well-known. yet van Gogh used to be additionally a prodigious author of letters—more than 8 hundred of them, addressed to his mom and dad, to buddies equivalent to Paul Gauguin, and, principally, to his brother Theo. His letters have lengthy been renowned for his or her unparalleled literary caliber, and paintings historians have occasionally drawn at the letters of their research of the work. And but, thus far, not anyone has undertaken a serious review of this outstanding physique of writing—not as a footnote to the work yet as a hugely subtle literary fulfillment in its personal correct. Patrick Grant’s long-awaited learn offers such an overview and, as such, redresses an important omission within the box of van Gogh studies.
As provide demonstrates, particularly except furnishing a hugely revealing self-portrait in their writer, the letters are compelling for his or her resourceful and expressive strength, in addition to for the perceptive statement they give on common human topics. via a sophisticated exploration of van Gogh’s contrastive form of pondering and his fascination with the thought of imperfection, furnish illuminates sluggish shifts in van Gogh’s principles on faith, ethics, and the which means of artwork. He additionally analyzes the metaphorical importance of a few key pictures within the letters, which turn out to yield unforeseen mental and conceptual connections, and probes the relationships that floor whilst the letters are considered as a cohesive literary product. the result's a wealth of latest insights into van Gogh’s internal landscape.

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