Debra N. Mancoff Van Goghs Flowers

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Van Goghs Flowers

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Van Gogh was inspired by the beauty and colours of nature. He brought this passion to life in some of the most vibrant depictions of the natural world ever put to canvas. This book takes a look at this side of the artist's life and work. It offers insight into the artist's unique vision with the help of his most beautiful paintings and excerpts from his own writings. We see that flowers such as the iris and the sunflower served as emblems of self-identity and that the fields were a testament to the cycle of life and a warning of the inevitability of death. The book offers a portrait of the joy and pleasure that Van Gogh experienced in his life and expressed with his brush.

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Debra N. Mancoff is an art historian living in Chicago. She is the author of several books on nineteenth-century European and American painting, including Mary Cassatt: Reflections of Women's Lives, Burne-Jones and the forthcoming David Roberts, In Egypt and the Holy Land. She has given lectures at many of the major museums in the United States and Great Britain, including the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., The Art Institute of Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Tatc Gallery. She currently holds the position of Scholar in Residence at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

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"A delightful book, that looks at the sheer joy Vincent took in his work, as opposed to the much vaunted downsides to his life." Popular Painting

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