“If ever there used to be any doubt that Van Gogh’s letters belong beside the ones nice classics of inventive self-revelation, Cellini’s autobiography and Delacroix’s magazine, this superb adaptation dispels it.”
—The Occasions (London)
“Be obviously conscious about the celebs and infinity on prime. Then lifestyles turns out nearly enchanted in spite of everything.”
Few artists’ letters are as self-revelatory as Vincent Van Gogh’s, and the choice incorporated right here, spanning the entire of his inventive profession, sheds gentle on each and every side of the lifestyles and paintings of this complicated and tortured guy. Enticing candidly and movingly together with his non secular struggles, his sick-fated seek for love, his extreme dating together with his brother Theo and his assaults of psychological sickness, the letters contradict the preferred symbol of Van Gogh as an anti-social madman and a martyr to artwork, appearing as a substitute that he used to be in a position to nice emotional and religious depths. Exceptionally, they stand as an extreme non-public narrative of inventive building and a singular account of the method of advent.
The letters are associated through explanatory biographical passages, revealing Van Gogh’s inside adventure in addition to the outer information of his lifestyles. This adaptation contains the drawings that in the beginning illustrated the letters.
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