In art history, Vincent van Gogh’s story is one of tragic irony. Today, he is celebrated the world over as one of the most important painters of all time, recognized with sell-out shows, feted museums and record sale prices reaching tens of millions of dollars.
Yet, as he was painting the canvases that would subsequently become these sell-out modern masterpieces, van Gogh was battling not only the disinterest of his contemporary audiences, but also devastating bouts of mental illness, with episodes of depression and paralyzing anxiety that would eventually claim his life in 1890.
This comprehensive study of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) pairs a detailed monograph of his life and art with a complete catalogue of his 871 paintings.
Authors: Rainer Metzger, Ingo F. Walther
Number of pages: 744
Dimensions: 14 x 19.5 cm, hardcover
ISBN: 9783836557146 Learn More