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Vincent Van Gogh - Ives, Colta; Stein, Susan A - Yale University Press
  • Oct 01, 2005
    392 p., 9 3/4 x 11
    178 b/w + 212 color illus.
    ISBN: 9780300107203
    Cloth
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Series

Published in association with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam  
 

Vincent Van Gogh

The Drawings

  • Colta Ives, Susan Alyson Stein, Sjraar van Heugten, and Marije Vellekoop
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Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2007 by Choice Magazine

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) believed that drawing was “the root of everything.” A self-taught artist, he succeeded, between 1881 and 1890, in developing an inimitable graphic style. This book traces the artist’s successive triumphs as a draftsman, first in the Netherlands and later in France, highlighting the diversity of his technical invention and the striking continuity of his vision. Given the pivotal role drawings played in Van Gogh’s artistic conception and the rich dialectic they enjoyed with his oil paintings, a small selection of related canvases by the artist is also featured.

This beautiful book presents approximately 120 works in charcoal, ink, graphite, watercolor, and diluted oils. The authors explore enduring questions that surround Van Gogh’s drawings, including their manufacture, artistic precedents, and contribution to Modernism. In addition, the text discusses the significance of the artist’s drawing practice to his development as a painter. The essays and entries feature the most current research on Van Gogh’s drawings and provide fresh interpretations of the motivating influences that shaped the artist’s contributions to the history of drawing.

Colta Ives is Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, and Susan Alyson Stein is Curator, Department of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Sjraar Van Heugten is Chief Curator and Marije Vellekoop is Curator of Drawings at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.


Read more about the exhibition at http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId={0F524B4E-87C8-47B4-BC8E-84F7A494E84B}&HomePageLink=special_c2a target="_blank">The Metropolitan Museum of Art website.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (October 18 – December 31, 2005)

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (July 1 – September 18, 2005)

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