Vincent Van Gogh: The Complete Paintings: Etten, April 1881 - Paris, February 1888 — By Ingo F. Walther and Ranier Metzger

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Bold strokes of genius: The amazing work of a tormented soul.

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, shortly after his 37th birthday.

He  now is widely considered one of the most important and celebrated painters of all time, his works fetching record prices of tens of millions of dollars at auction.  In paintings such as Sunflowers, The Starry Night, and Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, we recognize an artist uniquely dexterous in the representation of texture and mood, light and place.

Vincent van Gogh: The Complete Paintings: Etten, April 1881- Paris 1988, is a 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. And it also features writings and essays, charting the life and work which continues to tower over art to this day.

If you or someone you know is a van Gogh fan, THIS is a must-have book that you will enjoy over and over and over and over.


Format: New, Hardcover

Published: December 15, 2012

Publisher: TASCHEN

ISBN: 978-3-8365-4122-0

Pages: 740 pages

Dimensions: 10" inches H x 3" inches D x 9" inches W

Weight: 6.70 pounds before shipping

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The Author

The author, Rainer Metzger studied art history, history, and German literature in Munich and Augsburg. In 1994, he earned his Ph.D. on the subject of Dan Graham, and subsequently worked as a fine arts journalist for the Viennese newspaper Der Standard.

He has written numerous books on art, including volumes on van Gogh and Chagall. Since 2004, he has worked as Professor of art history at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe.

The Editor

The editor, Ingo F. Walther (1940–2007) was born in Berlin and studied medieval studies, literature, and art history in Frankfurt am Main and Munich. He published numerous books on the art of the Middle Ages and of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Walther’s many titles for TASCHEN include Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Art of the 20th Century, and Codices illustres.