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That Vincent van Gogh was one of the greatest painters in the history of European art is now generally accepted. That he was a man of high intelligence and tender affections these letters abundantly establish. By their directness and humility they bring us an intimate understanding of genius. To anyone interested in painting or in the mind of a creative artist they are indispensable.
But what makes them of supreme importance is their fascination for people who have, in the ordinary way, no particular interest in the arts. It is the human spirit, not fame of the artist, that is the secret of their perennial attraction.
This selection by Professor Mark Roskill, who contributes an introduction and notes, also includes the memoir of van Gogh written by his sister-in-law.
The cover shows van Gogh's portrait of his friend the postman Roulin, 'a man who is neither embittered, nor sad, nor perfect, nor happy, nor always irreproachably right. But such a good soul and so wise and so full of feeling and so trustful.'--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A good selection marred in the Kindle edition by strange misspellings and poor illustrations.Published 4 months ago by Roy A. Perry
A glimpse into the very soul of one of the greatest souls ever to sojourn this solar system. WOWPublished 4 months ago by R. P. Sharp
These letters are a poignant reminder of the obsessive, troubled and passionate nature of a great painter.Published 4 months ago by Leo Martin
A bit heavy to read, Delivery good! will buy off them again if neededPublished 7 months ago by Howard Robertson