Vincent van Gogh's story is one of the most ironic in art history. He lived an unhappy and difficult life during which his work received almost no appreciation - finally killing himself by a bullet to the chest, so great was his despair - and is now widely considered one of the most important painters of all time, his works fetching record prices of tens of millions of dollars at auction. This comprehensive study of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) represents a rarity in art history: a detailed monograph on his life and art combined with a complete catalogue of his 871 paintings. This volume also reproduces most of van Gogh's paintings in color for the first time.
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Rainer Metzger studied art history, history and German studies in Munich and Augsburg. He received his doctorate in 1994, and has worked as a fine arts journalist for the Viennese newspaper Der Standard. He has written numerous books on art and music, including volumes on van Gogh, Chagall, John Cage, and Erik Satie.Review:
'Succeeds in capturing the brutality and magnetism of his works' Art Press, Paris
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Book Description Taschen, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P113822850683
Book Description Taschen, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New!. Bookseller Inventory # VIB3822850683