The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh


Author: Vincent Van Gogh
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920440
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 560
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A new selection of Vincent Van Gough's letters, based on an entirely new translation, revealing his religious struggles, his fascination with the French Revolution, his search for love and his involvement in humanitarian causes.

Christ of the Coal Yards

A Critical Biography of Vincent van Gogh
Author: Harry Eiss
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443820261
Category: Art
Page: 335
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No one heard the shot. No one ever found the gun. It was Sunday, July 27, 1890. Vincent had recently finished Wheatfield with Crows, thought to be his final painting, one that he described as representing “vast fields of wheat beneath troubled skies,” one where he said in a letter he meant to send to Theo “I did not need to go out of my way to try to express cheerlessness and extreme loneliness.” The letter never got sent, but was found stuffed in his smock. That morning, as usual, he walked out into the wheat fields with his easel, brushes, tubes of color and folding stool, perhaps hoping to reach his destination before the gang of local boys and girls were up and able to tease him and throw tomatoes. Le Crau, a wide plain of ripe grain, fields of citron, yellow, tan, and ochre, spread out beneath the bright Provencal sun. It’s safe to assume he heard the cicadas singing loudly, the swiping swishes of the farmers’ scythes already cutting through the rich wheat stalks, the gusts of wind whispering through the olive branches. Driven and filled with energy for months, he had been quickly, with an assurance that overcame and perhaps even came from his doubts and struggles, putting his own dramatic visions on canvas after canvas. But today he did not go into the fields to paint, or, perhaps, in the beginning he did, perhaps in the morning that was his intention. No one will ever know. He said he brought the revolver to frighten off the crows. Possibly that was his original intention when he included it with his lunch of bread and milk. In the end it‘s probably not relevant, except for the endless attempts to analyze him, to dig into his complex psyche, at once brilliant and yet impelled to self-destruction. The Ravoux family were sitting on the terrace of their café when he returned, a bit concerned because he was late, but not overly so. When he finally appeared, his walk was more uneven than usual, and he held his hand over his stomach. “Monsieur Vincent,” Mrs. Ravoux said, “we were worried, we are glad to see you come. Has anything bad happened?” “No, but I . . .” he left his reply unfinished as he passed inside. Mr. Ravoux followed him upstairs, where he found him sitting on his bed, facing the wall. “I wanted to kill myself.” This book is a critical examination of Vincent van Gogh that offers insights into his life, his religious beliefs, his relationships with women, and, of course, his paintings. It includes discussions of his letters, and responds to many of the previous works about him, dispelling some of the myths that have no foundation and pointing out how many of the claims made about him and many of the popular beliefs that have grown up around him are at best guesswork. It explores psychological, neurological, theological, philosophical, aesthetic, and historical paradigms for comprehending his enigmatic and enticing personality.

In the Full Light of the Sun


Author: Clare Clark
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 034901079X
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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In the Full Light of the Sun follows the fortunes of three Berliners caught up in a devastating scandal of 1930s' Germany. It tells the story of Emmeline, a wayward, young art student; Julius, an anxious, middle-aged art expert; and a mysterious art dealer named Rachmann who are at the heart of Weimar Berlin at its hedonistic, politically turbulent apogee and are whipped up into excitement over the surprising discovery of thirty-two previously unknown paintings by Vincent van Gogh. Based on a true story, unfolding through the subsequent rise of Hitler and the Nazis, this gripping tale is about beauty and justice, and the truth that may be found when our most treasured beliefs are revealed as illusions. Brilliant on authenticity, vanity and self-delusion, it is a novel for our times.

FINDING FAVOR

God's Blessings Beyond Health, Wealth, and Happiness;god's Blessings Beyond Health, Wealth, and Happiness
Author: Brian Jones
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830888489
Category: Benediction
Page: N.A
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Everyone wants God's best for their lives--also known as God's favor. But most of the time we don't feel ""favored"" when we're being ""blessed."" We want immediate success and easy positive results, but God wants long-term transformation. Pastor Brian Jones weaves together stories and Scripture to help readers find God's favor in their own lives.

Insanity and genius

masks of madness and the mapping of meaning and value
Author: Harry Eiss
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 705
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FPC Terminology


Author: N.A
Publisher: PediaPress
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Arts


Author: N.A
Publisher: PediaPress
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Penguin Classics

A Complete Annotated Listing of Penguin Classics, Twentieth-century Classics, Nature Classics, and the Pelican Shakespeare Series
Author: Penguin (Firm)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780147715975
Category: Literature
Page: 285
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Penguin Classics Complete Annotated Catalog


Author: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Mass Market
ISBN: 9780147717917
Category: Literature
Page: 270
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Touched With Fire


Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439106630
Category: Psychology
Page: 384
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The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind. One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness. Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.