Van Gogh Update

Last week we mentioned the Guardian’s review of Vincent Van Gogh – The Letters: The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition. The Wall Street Journal also offers a review in His Art, His Words, by Mary Tompkins Lewis, complete with a delightful short slideshow:

“Van Gogh’s letters remain extremely fragile, are rarely exhibited or lent, and were never written with an eye toward publication. By turns spontaneous, polished, passionate, or even witty, they allow us an intimate view into all that he sought with such zeal to achieve in both his professional and personal lives. They emerge in the newly published compendium, in the Web edition and in the celebratory exhibition as an absorbing literary legacy on their own and crucial to the whole of the painter’s achievement.”

Published in: on December 7, 2009 at 4:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

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