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At eternity's gate : the spiritual vision of Vincent Van Gogh

Author: Kathleen Powers Erickson
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Most scholars have argued that van Gogh was insane and that his religious life was a product of this madness - and was something he happily abandoned when he left the Christian ministry to pursue a career as an artist. This biography by Kathleen Powers Erickson is the first to demonstrate the falsehood of such assumptions and to argue that van Gogh's spiritual life was essential to the unfolding of his unique
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Erickson, Kathleen Powers.
At eternity's gate.
Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, ©1998
(OCoLC)606990693
Named Person: Vincent van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh; Vincent Van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Powers Erickson
ISBN: 0802838561 9780802838568 0802849784 9780802849786
OCLC Number: 38535988
Description: xviii, 192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The faith of our fathers --
Pilgrims and strangers --
Religion and modernity --
Crisis --
At eternity's gate.
Responsibility: Kathleen Powers Erickson.

Abstract:

Most scholars have argued that van Gogh was insane and that his religious life was a product of this madness - and was something he happily abandoned when he left the Christian ministry to pursue a career as an artist. This biography by Kathleen Powers Erickson is the first to demonstrate the falsehood of such assumptions and to argue that van Gogh's spiritual life was essential to the unfolding of his unique artistic vision.

Basing her study on solid biographical evidence, van Gogh's personal correspondence, and informed insight into the painter's artistic imagery, Erickson clearly traces van Gogh's pilgrimage of faith, from his early religious training, through his evangelical missionary period, to his struggle with religion and modern thought, and finally to the synthesis of traditional Christian beliefs with the modern world-view that he achieved in both his life and his art.

Unique to this study is Erickson's in-depth examination of van Gogh's mental illness, culminating in her convincing argument that van Gogh's "insanity," long assumed - indeed mythologically contrived - to be schizophrenia, was in fact a psychological disorder resulting from a form of epilepsy. Erickson shows that this famous facet of van Gogh's life, too, was not without a spiritual dimension. In addition, the volume includes five black-and-white pictures of van Gogh and members of his family and a collection of seven black-and-white illustrations and twelve color plates that reproduce important pieces of van Gogh's artwork.

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