Van Gogh

New Horizons

Van Gogh

The Passionate Eye

  1. Pascal Bonafoux
  2. Translated by Anthony Zielonka
  • ISBN 9780500300145
  • 17.70 x 12.50 cm
  • Paperback
  • 176pp
  • Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white
  • First published 1992
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Through his intense vision Van Gogh was able to create paintings that speak directly to us all, and today this disturbed and rejected misfit is the most universally loved of all artists.

The story of his thirty seven years of poverty, loneliness and failure is in fact a triumphant saga of absolute dedication and the final realization of genius.

This extravagantly illustrated volume in the hugely popular New Horizons series, includes the story of his life; his relationships with his brother Theo and contemporaries such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Pissarro and Gauguin; his descent into madness and his eventual suicide.

As well as the many reproductions of paintings and drawings by Van Gogh and his contemporaries, extensive documentary evidence includes extracts from his letters, critical writings and documentary photographs.