Auberge Ravoux, circa 1890. Van Gogh's last residence for his last 70 days of life,also home to Dr. Paul Gachet.Vincent's brother Theo & friend Pissaro thought the quiet & beauty of Auvers & proximity to the good doctor would permit Vincent to rest,paint+recover from the melancholy that caused him to attempt suicide & in 1889 to cut off his ear.He left Saint Paul asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence & moved there on May 20 1890 where he rented a tiny 7m2 room on the top floor for 3.50…
How did van Gogh become van Gogh? The two years, from 1886 to 1888, which he spent living with his brother among the rooftops of Paris, marked his transition from somber dark to expressive color. Read more on my blog.
Van Gogh by Enrica Crispino- Another oinner writes: "Fabulous book! I happened to check this book out just because I was looking for a book about Impressionism. I got lucky. There is so much info in this book that it would be worth owning... Each age opening focuses on a time, place, or person and includes general info..."
One of van Gogh's greatest paintings, there are many interpretations of it. One can focus on the golden light of the field and the pretty, deep blue of the sky. But, then again, one could focus on the feeling of stormy darkness. Like most great art, the painting provides an infinite opportunity for viewers to draw forth their own meanings. Read more about this painting and how it is featured in the children's book, "Vincent, Theo and the Fox," on my blog.
Van Gogh’s Ear by David Nash is a terrific novel that is full of thrills rooted in the dark side of the imagination. It’s a soul-rending account of love between two brothers that is full of swivels and sudden loping gaits. David Nash’s vivid, graphic illustrations bring life to a most compelling story. His master’s degree in fiction serves him well as he demonstrates a very natural ability in riveting story telling.