Conversations with Van Gogh

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  • Paperback
  • 140 pages
  • Conversations with Van Gogh
  • Vincent van Gogh
  • English
  • 01 May 2017
  • 1907355952

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Conversations with Van Gogh Conversations with Van Gogh is an imagined conversation with this remarkable figure But while the conversation is imagined, Van Gogh s words are not they are all authentically his Vincent van Gogh is best known for two things his sunflowers and his ear cutting But there are many other ways of knowing this remarkable son of a Dutch pastor, who left his chill homeland for the sunshine of Arles in the South of France and left us over a thousand frank letters of struggle and joy, to help us glimpse his inner world Vincent came late to painting after spending time in London trying to be a Christian missionary And though he is now amongst the most famous artists on earth, in his day, no one saw him coming apart from one French art critic called Aurier It is possible he never sold one of his paintings in his life time When he discovered the sun in Arles, he also discovered energy Yellow for him was the colour of hope, and in his last two years he painted almost a canvass a day But hope ran out on July 27th, 1890 when he shot himself, aged 37 He was at this time six months out of a mental institution, where perhaps he experienced his greatest calm Vincent compared himself to a stunted plant damaged by the emotional frost of his childhood Speaking with Vincent which he insists on being called was a privilege, says Simon Parke He s endlessly fascinating, contradictory, moving, funny, insightful and tragic There s a fury in him but also a great kindness He found harmony in human relationships elusive his love life was a painful shambles But with colour, he was a harmonic genius, and he has much to say about this And here s the thing for a man who killed himself he died in the arms of his brother on July 29th spending time with him was never anything but life affirming. Download Conversations with Van Gogh – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Conversations with Van Gogh

  1. Matt says:

    The sadness will last forever Van Gogh remains one of the greatest and most tragic of artists His letters are true literary treasures, and the emotional power of his words always, always moves me.That being said, I didn t care for the interview format of this book, which felt awkward and forced at times It s not bad, merely okay.At the same time, as a sort of reader s theater, this must have been a fantastic project to undertake, and both readers did a fine job At its best, it reminded me o The sadness will last forever Van Gogh remains one of the greatest and most tragic of artists His letters are true literary treasures, and the emotional power of his words always, always moves me.That being said, I didn t care for the interview format of this book, which felt awkward and forced at times It s not bad, merely...

  2. A. says:

    I ve been a bit of an intense Van Gogh period of late, leading up to visiting the Van Gogh up close exhibit at the National Gallery.Yesterday I saw the exhibit and can say that I was glad to have read the book, as the biographical information provided was sparse to say the least though I have not yet read the catalogue, I expect that will flesh t...

  3. Ruth says:

    The interview format was stilted I d rather read his letters to brother Theo It s okay, but not great.

  4. Laurel Hicks says:

    This is an intriguing, short introduction to Vincent s life cleverly written in interview form Van Gogh s answers come straight from his letters.