[[ read online Audible ]] Van Gogh: The LifeAutor Steven Naifeh – Albawater.co

Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith, who galvanized readers with their Pulitzer Prizewinning biography of Jackson Pollock, have written another tour de forcean exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable portrait of Vincent van Gogh Working with the full cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Naifeh and Smith have accessed a wealth of previously untapped materials to bring a crucial understanding to the larger than life mythology of this great artist his early struggles to find his place in the world his intense relationship with his brother Theo and his move to Provence, where he painted some of the best loved works in Western art The authors also shed new light on many unexplored aspects of Van Goghs inner world his erratic and tumultuous romantic life his bouts of depression and mental illness and the cloudy circumstances surrounding his death at the age of thirty seven Though countless books have been written about Van Gogh, no serious, ambitious examination of his life has been attempted inthan seventy years Naifeh and Smith have re created Van Goghs life with an astounding vividness and psychological acuity that bring a completely new and sympathetic understanding to this unique artistic genius NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Praise for Van Gogh The Life MagisterialMichiko Kakutani, The New York Times This generations definitive portrait of the great Dutch post Impressionist TimeA tour de forcean enormous achievementReading his life story is like riding an endless roller coaster of delusional highs and lows A sweepingly authoritative, astonishingly textured book Los Angeles Times MarvelousVan Gogh reads like a novel, full of suspense and intimate detail In beautiful prose, Naifeh and Smith argue convincingly for a subtler,realistic evaluation of Van Gogh, and we all win The Washington Post BrilliantAt once a model of scholarship and an emotive, pacy chunk of hagiography The Daily TelegraphLondon A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST THE WALL STREET JOURNAL SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE NPR THE ECONOMIST NEWSDAY BOOKREPORTER

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