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Van Gogh and Gauguin : the search for sacred art

Author: Debora Silverman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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An original account of the tortuous and revealing relationship between two seminal figures of modern painting, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Vincent van Gogh; Paul Gauguin; Vincent van Gogh; Paul Gauguin; Paul Gauguin; Vincent van Gogh; Paul Gauguin; Vincent van Gogh; Vincent Van Gogh; Paul Gauguin; Vincent van Gogh; Paul Gauguin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debora Silverman
ISBN: 0374282439 9780374282431 0374529329 9780374529321
OCLC Number: 43884779
Description: xviii, 494 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 x 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Toward collaboration : Self-portraits --
Part II. Peasant subjects and sacred forms : Van Gogh's Sower --
Gauguin's Vision after the sermon --
Part III. Catholic idealism and Dutch Reformed realism : A seminary education --
"A passion for reality" --
Part IV. Collaboration in Arles : Economics --
The Alyscamps paintings --
Grape harvests --
Remembered gardens --
Part V. Theologies of art after Arles : Gauguin's Misères --
Van Gogh's Berceuse --
Part VI. Modernist catechism and sacred realism : Gauguin's Last testament --
Van Gogh's Métier --
Biographical outline of the two artists.
Responsibility: Debora Silverman.
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During the fall of 1888, Van Gogh and Gauguin lived and worked together in Provence. While the two painters never achieved the goal of brotherly harmony, they nonetheless found their creativity  Read more...

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