I have been trying to read the first section of this densely written biography. Gregory Smith made it his job to read all of Vincent's letters and it shows. More knowledge of the history of the time on my part would make this a richer experience. Much to much to absorb on one reading. Good idea to buy it and use it when the spirit moves you.
Hands down the most interesting and the most thoroughly researched book on Van Gogh. Ground breaking investigation changed my understanding regarding his death. More importantly an absorbing read.
A wonderful book. Very detailed. I was particularly interested in the section that refers the the fact that Vincent may actually have been shot by a group of boys and said nothing to protect them. Everyone assumed he shot himself but the authors claim he did not like guns.
A well documented and vivid account of van Gogh's life.Personal note to the Vandal, the Villain the Philistine who had the NERVE to cut out 4 of the color plates...may you be plagued with bottomless remorse until your dying day.
Our library system is a lot more generous in its lending, but I was still having trouble finishing it in time. I ended up purchasing the hardback edition from Amazon for $10.00. Now I have a great art history book that I can pick up anytime and read again.
This book is simply amazing. I can really picture what the author is writing about and I feel a close connection to the artist.
The authors have delivered a thorough, detailed account of Van Gogh's life. I got a better understanding and appreciation for his art from this virtual journey into his fascinating behavior.
Van Gogh, the book I loaned has 950 pages and it cannot be renewed, after one week's loan. This is unfair and should be renewed for at least one week, I feel.
The tortured life of a brilliant artist.
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