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Japanese Prints: The Collection of Vincent van Gogh
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Ruger Axel Marije Vellekoop
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Japanese Prints: The Collection of Vincent van Gogh

Ruger Axel Marije Vellekoop


Thames & Hudson

Art & Architecture;
Prints & printmaking


224 pages

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In the winter of 1886-87, during his stay in Paris, Vincent van Gogh bought 660 Japanese prints at the art gallery of Siegfried Bing. His aim was to start dealing in them, but the exhibition he organized in the cafe-restaurant Le Tambourin was a total failure. However, he was now able to study his collection at ease and in close-up, and he gradually became captivated by their colourful, cheerful and unusual imagery. When he left for Arles, he took some prints with him, but the core remained in Paris with his brother Theo. Although some prints were later given away, the collection did not disperse. This book reveals new analyses of the collection, now held in the Van Gogh Museum, given as a long-term loan from the Vincent van Gogh Foundation. The authors delve into its history, and the role the prints played in Van Gogh's creative output. The book is illustrated with over 100 striking highlights from the collection.

By:   Ruger Axel, Marije Vellekoop
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 290mm,  Width: 210mm, 
Weight:   1.290kg
ISBN:   9780500239896
ISBN 10:   0500239894
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

1. Foreword by Axel Ruger, director Van Gogh Museum * 2. Van Gogh's collection of Japanese prints: from commodities to a study collection and utopian ideal, Louis van Tilborgh * 3. The Van Gogh Museum's collection of Japanese prints: an analysis, Chris Uhlenbeck * 4. Popular Collectibles in Van Gogh's Time: Japanese Crepe Prints, Shigeru Oikawa * 5. A selection of 130 Japanese prints from the Van Gogh Museum collection

'Beautifully illustrated' - The Lady, Books of the Year 'Fascinating' - Mature Times 'Beautiful' - Artists & Illustrators 'Handsomely illustrated' - Literary Review 'Fascinating and informative ... an insightful look into a unique artistic mind' - The Lady

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