Yellow House Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Provence

ISBN-10: 0618990585
ISBN-13: 9780618990580
Edition: 2006
Authors: Martin Gayford
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Description: From October to December of 1888, Paul Gauguin shared a yellow house in the south of France with Vincent van Gogh. They were the odd couple of the art world-one calm, the other volatile-and the denouement of their living arrangement was explosive.  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

From October to December of 1888, Paul Gauguin shared a yellow house in the south of France with Vincent van Gogh. They were the odd couple of the art world-one calm, the other volatile-and the denouement of their living arrangement was explosive. Making use of new evidence and Van Goghs voluminous correspondence, Martin Gayford describes not only how these two hallowed artists painted and exchanged ideas, but also the texture of their everyday lives. Gayford also makes a persuasive analysis of Van Goghs mental illness-the probable bipolar affliction that led him to commit suicide at the age of thirty-seven. The Yellow House is a singular biographical work, as dramatic and vibrant as the work of these brilliant artists.

Martin Gayford is art critic for Bloomberg News and author of the acclaimed Man With a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud and David Hockney: A Bigger Message.

List of Illustrations
Floor Plan of the Yellow House
The Arrival: October 23, 1888
Beginning and Carrying On: October 24-28
Lessons among the Tombs: October 28-November 4
Collaboration: November 5-10
Perilous Memories: November 11-14
Divisions: November 15-23
Musicians in Color: November 23-December 4
Painting a Family: November 23-December 4
Portrait of the Artist: December 4-15
Looking at Art: December 16-19
The Crisis: December 22-25
Aftermath: December 26, 2005
Notes on Sources
Selected Bibliography
Picture Credits
Acknowledgments
Index

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