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The Illustrated Provence Letters of Van Gogh

Martin Bailey



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01 February 2021
Vincent van Gogh's letters are an exceptionally vivid and moving testimony to the artist's struggle to survive and work. They have always been widely read but this book's combination of letters and illustrations gives an intimate insight into the painter's daily domestic life in Arles and Saint-Remy, his spiritual torment and the process of artistic creation itself.

Vincent tells his own story of his most creative period. The book includes important letters to Gauguin and his brother. The selection is profusely illustrated throughout with his paintings, drawings and facsimile letters, many of which contain revealing sketches of his work in progress.

Dr Martin Bailey's introduction provides essential background information about Vincent's early life, setting the period in Provence in perspective. It deals in particular with Vincent's relationship with his family, especially brother Theo, who was the closest companion and the recipient of most of he surviving letters from Provence. Biographical notes about him and all the other recipients are provided as well as a guide for visitors to those places painted by Van Gogh.
Edited by:   Martin Bailey
Imprint:   Batsford
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 190mm,  Width: 250mm, 
ISBN:   9781849946582
ISBN 10:   1849946582
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   01 February 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Martin Bailey is a leading Van Gogh specialist and investigative reporter for The Art Newspaper. He has curated several exhibitions, including Tate Britain's 2019 show Van Gogh and Britain. His most recent books are The Sunflowers are Mine: The Story of Van Gogh's Masterpiece; Studio of the South: Van Gogh in Provence; Starry Night: Van Gogh at the Asylum; and Living with Vincent van Gogh: The Homes & Landscapes that shaped the Artist.

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