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Author Skea, Ralph.

Title Vincent's trees : paintings and drawings by Van Gogh / Ralph Skea.

Published London : Thames & Hudson, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  759.9492 Gog    AVAILABLE
Physical description 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm
regular print
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Vincent's Love of Trees -- ch. 2 Vincent's Dutch Trees -- ch. 3 Vincent's Townscape Trees -- ch. 4 Vincent's Orchards -- ch. 5 Vincent's Provencal Trees.
Summary A beautifully produced book for art lovers and nature enthusiasts illuminating van Gogh's belief that painting should "celebrate the finest qualities of nature" Vincent van Gogh felt a profound empathy with the natural environment and considered the "spiritual essence" of trees to be comparable with that of human figures. This superbly illustrated book traces van Gogh's development as a painter of trees, from the distinctive pollard willows of his home province of North Brabant to the cypress and olive trees of Provence to the parks of Paris. Ralph Skea discusses van Gogh's early life in the Netherlands; his first tree studies in the Dutch landscape; his paintings of trees within townscapes; his particular fascination with orchards, which led to some of his best-known and most loved paintings; and the works he completed in rural Provence. From delicate drawings in pencil and ink and subtle, Pointillist-inspired paintings to stylized, boldly coloured depictions of single trees, groves, and landscapes, the oils and sketches reproduced here are a testament to the artist's poetic sensibility and great talent in capturing nature.
Other author Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890.
Subject Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Trees in art.
Painters -- Netherlands.
ISBN 9780500239049