Van Gogh's Ear: The True Story (Hardback)Bernadette Murphy (author)
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Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 222 x 162 x 33 mm
"Murphy's revelations are fascinating and add intriguing details to the great crisis of Van Gogh's life." -- Michael Prodger * The Times *
"Murphy's book rescues the real Van Gogh from the lazy cliches of tea towel memorabilia by painting an electric, nuanced portrait of a man who achieved artistic brilliance despite his mental health issues and not because of them. In doing so, she allows for a version of his history in which her subject's passion for life, art and humanity blooms like the sunflowers he painted." * Daily Mail *
"She knows Provence with an intimacy that's rare in the ear genre. Her descriptions of the people, their landscape, their customs are unusually detailed... Her second stand-out quality is a doggedness that goes beyond the usual art-historical drives. Relentlessly she wrestles with the book's central mystery." -- Waldemar Januszczak * Sunday Times *
"No one before has built up such a detailed picture of the people who surrounded the great artist." -- Martin Gayford * Daily Telegraph *
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An excellent book. I even visited Van Gogh's town of Arles whilst on holiday in France as a result of reading this book. I can recommend this book and the amazing town of Arles. Both will amaze you.
“Van Gogh’s Ear”
For a while I had been looking for a good biography of Van Gogh, because despite having become a bit un-cool due to over-exposure, I really love his paintings.
I remembered this book having really good reviews when... More
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