The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters Hardcover – 1 Feb 2010
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About the Author
Nienke Bakker, Leo Jansen, and Hans Luijten are on the staff of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. They are co-authors of "Vincent Van Gogh, Painted with Words: The Letters to Emile Bernard" and have recently published a new edition of Van Gogh's complete correspondence.
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Top Customer Reviews
My only criticism really (and hence 4 stars instead of 5) is that I thought the actual letters themselves would be included, in full, and having skimmed through, this appears not to be the case. There are extracts from the letters, but not the whole text. This is probably due to the fact that the letters would have required translation.
However, it's only a small disappointment in what is otherwise an exemplary publication.
at the R.A. 2010. Sadly, despite being quite well printed, the illustrations simply
can't match the luminous quality of the originals. The best of which simply
'leapt off the walls' as if they'd just been painted. But hey, that's why you have to
visit the exhibition & see them in the flesh.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants to see further into Van Goghs art and discover the meanings and feelings that he passionatly puts into his paintings. A really interesting read and beautifully shows his painting progression. 5 Star all the way!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Written to accompany a Tate exhibition, it is well-written, beautifully illustrated and full of fascinating biographical information written about and, more importantly, by Vincent... Read morePublished on 11 Aug. 2011 by RR Waller
The work of this chap is fantastic, the exhibition at the RA was incredible; I kept going back to do each room in detail and bask in the work. Read morePublished on 25 Feb. 2011 by Attila the Lunn
I did not get the chance to see the exhibition at the Royal Academy so this book was a good alternative. Excellent content and also cheaper than from the Royal Academy. Read morePublished on 18 May 2010 by A. Smith