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Van Gogh and Love free pdf "Van Gogh and Love" is a captivating book that tells the story of Vincent van Gogh's longing for love and family. While the reader may be familiar with the artist's paintings and descent into mental illness, this work explores the lesser-known area of his romantic life. As soon becomes clear, matters of love were always on Vincent's mind, and were inextricably linked with other aspects of his life. "Van Gogh and Love" focuses on Vincent van Gogh's relationships with four striking women: his widowed cousin Kee Vos, the prostitute Sien Hoornik, the unstable neighbor Margot Begemann and the flamboyant Parisian cafe-owner Agostina Segatori. As can perhaps be expected from an artist like Van Gogh, his choice of women was unconventional. He favored more mature companions, and pursued relationships with women that were considered unsuitable. Vincent van Gogh's love affairs were frowned upon by his family, and further complicated by his lack of money. Van Gogh's yearning for love and a family life was intimately connected with his artistic practice. There is no doubt that art was the most important thing in his life. A woman could not only assist him practically, by serving as his model, but would also give him the opportunity to fully understand emotions like love, tenderness and compassion. A painter had to be immersed in his subject matter to properly express feelings in his work. Vincent was convinced that love would make him a better artist. When faced with the disapproval of his parents, financial hardship and failure to sell his sketches and paintings, the artist turned to his only ally - his brother Theo. In frequent, long letters he described his romantic hopes and aspirations. The author quotes extensively from these letters, allowing the reader to discover Vincent van Gogh's feelings about love and relationships at first hand. "Van Gogh and Love" successfully combines this basis in archival material with an entertaining and easy-to-read format, staying clear of jargon. Starting at the Van Gogh home in Etten with Kee, the love of Vincent's life, his "She and no other," and the unhappy and obsessive period that followed, "Van Gogh and Love" takes the reader to the streets of The Hague, where the artist got a taste of family life with Sien and her children. From there one is transported to the artistic circles of bohemian Paris and Agostina's cafe, where Van Gogh's paintings hung on the wall, via an ill-fated encounter with Margot in Nuenen, which ended with a desperate suicide attempt on her part. The book follows Vincent van Gogh's quest for love up until his tragic end, detailing his life-long, and ultimately unfulfilled, desire for a woman and a family. It is a moving and sensitive portrayal, shedding light on the man behind the iconic paintings. "Van Gogh and Love" is part of the series Secrets of Van Gogh (www.secretsofvangogh.com) Secrets of Van Gogh 1: "The 1-Hour Van Gogh Book. Complete Van Gogh Biography for Beginners" Secrets of Van Gogh 2: "Van Gogh's Inner Struggle: Life, Work and Mental Illness" Secrets of Van Gogh 3: "Van Gogh Today - Short Stories" Secrets of Van Gogh 4: "Van Gogh in Love. A Romantic Van Gogh Biography" Secrets of Van Gogh 5: "Van Gogh and Money. The Myth of the Poor Artists""

About Nienke Bos

Nienke Bos (1985) is an art historian specialized in Dutch art and art criticism of the late 19th and early 20th century. She has carried out research on William Degouve de Nuncques and collaborated on the exhibition and catalogue for the Musee Felicien Rops and the Kroller-Muller Museum in Otterlo. Nienke has been involved as researcher, author and image editor with various projects at the Kroller-Muller Museum, including the international travelling exhibition Divisionism: from Van Gogh and Seurat to Mondrian. Liesbeth Heenk (1962) is an art historian, Van Gogh specialist and founder of Amsterdam Publishers. After an international career in museums and the auction world, she started her own company in 2009, organizing exhibitions, and writing exhibition catalogues and books on museums and art-related subjects. In her books she tries to convey knowledge without the use of art historical jargon. She completed her doctorate at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London on Vincent van Gogh's drawings."

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Author : Nienke Bos
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 21 June 2014
ISBN : 1500210692
EAN : 9781500210694
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 58 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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