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SUMMARY The Sunflowers Are Mine

This is the story of one of the world’s most iconic images Martin Bailey explains why Van Gogh painted a series of sunflower still lifes in Provence. This is a very readable study of Van Gogh s life as seen through the creation of his 7 paintings of sunflowers the second half gives us the histories of the paintings since Van Gogh s death The reproductions are excellent and there are a lot of fascinating old photos too As always Van Gogh s words as drawn from his letters are touching and enlightening The author uses these and the correspondence of those who know Van Gogh to good effect The Burning The Haunting of Grey Hills gives us the histories of the paintings since Van Gogh s death The reproductions are excellent and there are a lot of fascinating old photos too As always Van Gogh s words as drawn from his letters are touching and enlightening The author uses these and the correspondence of those who know Van Gogh to

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Van Gogh’s life and his path to fame Based on original research the book is packed with discoveries – throwing new light on the legendary artist ?. Even non art lovers are aware of Van Gogh s Sunflower paintings This tells you the inspiration for them Beautiful lovely book uite a treasure

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He then explores the subseuent adventures of the seven pictures and their influence on modern art Through the Sunflowers we gain fresh insights into. I received an e copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for review purposes Thank youAn in depth look at the history of one of world s most famous sets of paintings Van Gogh s Sunflowers Bailey writes about the very origins of the paintings about Van Gogh s life around the time of the creation of Sunflowers about the critical reaction to the pieces and of their fate before and after Van Gogh s death as well as about their eventual places of residence The book is full of beautifully reproduced pictures and of interesting facts The most important of the latter perhaps is that there were seven paintings in the series with six surviving one was destroyed in Japan during WWII but then there is also the fact that the Sunflowers were once considered controversial and just plain weird Overall while this might not necessarily be reuired reading for everyone it is nonetheless a fascinating book The Abduction The Sa Tskir Brothers Chronicles gain fresh insights into. I received an e copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for review purposes Thank youAn in depth look at the history of one of world s most famous sets of paintings Van Gogh s Sunflowers Bailey writes about the very origins of the paintings about Van Gogh s life around the time of the creation of Sunflowers about the critical reaction to the pieces and of their fate before and after Van Gogh s death as well as about their eventual places of residence The book is full of beautifully reproduced pictures and of interesting facts The most important of the latter perhaps is that there were seven paintings in the series with six surviving one was destroyed in Japan during WWII but then there is also the fact that the Sunflowers were once considered controversial and just plain weird Overall while this might not necessarily be reuired reading for everyone it is nonetheless a fascinating book


10 thoughts on “The Sunflowers Are Mine

  1. says:

    This is a very readable study of Van Gogh's life as seen through the creation of his 7 paintings of sunflowers; the second half gives us the histories of the paintings since Van Gogh's death The reproductions ar

  2. says:

    This beautiful dive into some of Van Gogh's most iconic paintings is a definite must read for those who love his work Carefully written with obvious painstaking research informing it it is a book full of information about the artist's life and his mental status when he set out to paint his sunflowers The book delves into the influences of the time that led Van Gogh to paint these flowers along with the mental fragility

  3. says:

    What a gorgeous book I'm a casual fan of Van Gogh and loved the opportunity to delve deeper into his artwork This was thoroughly researched but also written in a way that was engaging and easy to understand The author's tone was unpretentious and enthusiastic and informative which I appreciated I think both serious artists and casual fans will enjoy this book Biographical information Van Gogh's influences as well as h

  4. says:

    I received an e copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for review purposes Thank youAn in depth look at the history of

  5. says:

    Netgalleypub date Sept 1 2013Frances Lincoln Repub Feb 5 2019Received Feb 5 2019 uarto Publishing Group White Lion Publishing

  6. says:

    This meticulously researched and beautifully illustrated book is the story of Van Gogh’s iconic sunflower paintings a fascinating account of the different versions and their adventures in time and place All the paintings are collected at the end making comparisons easy and rewarding with their provenance and list of owners A timeline and full bibliography are included making this an accessible volume for the general

  7. says:

    Absolutely stunning and enjoyable read Hands down Vincent is my favourite artist of all time

  8. says:

    Even non art lovers are aware of Van Gogh's Sunflower paintings This tells you the inspiration for them Beautiful lovely book uite a treasure

  9. says:

    I have been an Van Gogh fan ever since I stumbled upon Lust for Life by Irving StoneLust for Life I have read other books about Van Gogh and his work and I would place The Sunflowers are Mine The Story of Van Gogh's Masterpiece as one of the best I've read The biography section was concise but telling The relationships between Van Gogh and other painters of his period and the way they exchanged paintings was something I had not

  10. says:

    “I’m painting with the gusto of a Marseilles eating bouillabaisse which won’t surprise you when it’s a uestion of painting large Sunflowers” Vincent Van Gogh in a letter to his brother TheoThe Sunflowers Are Mine is a heavy researched non fiction book about one of art history’s most iconic paintings Vincent Van Gogh’