Studio of the South: Van Gogh in Provence (Hardback)
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Studio of the South: Van Gogh in Provence (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 03/11/2016
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Studio of the South tells the story of Van Gogh' s period in Arles in 1888- 9, when his powers were at their height. Based on original research, the book reveals discoveries that throw new light on the legendary artist and give a definitive account of his fifteen months spent in Arles, including his collaboration with Gauguin.
Van Gogh headed to Arles believing that the landscape of Provence would have parallels with Japan, whose art he greatly admired. The south of France was an exciting new land, bursting with life. He loved walking the 5 kilometres up into the hills with the ruined abbey of Montmajour and in late spring he drew and painted over a dozen landscapes there. He went on an excursion to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a fishing village on the far side of the Camargue, where he saw the Mediterranean for the first time, energetically capturing it in paint. He painted portraits of friends and locals, and embarked on his flower still life paintings, culminating in the Sunflowers. During the heat of the Provencal summer, Van Gogh painted harvest scenes. He rented the Yellow House from May, and gradually did it up, calling it ' an artist' s house' , inviting Paul Gauguin to join him there. This encounter was to have a profound impact on both of the artists. They painted side by side in the Alyscamps, an ancient necropolis on the outskirts of town, their collaboration coming to a dramatic end in December.
The difficulties Van Gogh faced living by himself led to his eventual decision in May 1889 to retreat to the asylum at Saint-Remy. One of his final tasks at the Yellow House was to pack up two crates with his last eight months' of paintings. Unsold in his lifetime, the pictures have since been recognized as some of the greatest works of art ever created.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780711236677
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 1021 g
Dimensions: 245 x 192 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"a revelatory study" * The Times *
"the text is richly detailed, often anecdotal, exuding the warmth you'd expect if [Martin Bailey] were speaking of a close friend...a vivid illumination of the artist's prolific 15-month stay in Provence...the book is able to offer a true insight into Vincent the man - not just Van Gogh the artist."
* Art Quarterly *

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