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Through Vincent's Eyes

Van Gogh and His Sources

Edited by Eik Kahng; With essays by Todd Cronan, Rebecca Rainof Mas, Sjraar van Heugten, and Marnin Young, and catalogue entries by Ann Dumas, David Francois Misteli, and Rachel Skokowski

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November 30, 2021
320 pages, 8 x 10 1/2
200 color illus.
ISBN: 9780300251371
Hardcover

Published in association with the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Vincent van Gogh’s (1853–1890) idiosyncratic style grew out of a deep admiration for and connection to the 19th-century art world. This fresh look at Van Gogh’s influences explores the artist’s relationship to the Barbizon School painters Jean-François Millet and Georges Michel—Van Gogh’s self-proclaimed mentors—as well as to Realists like Jean-François Raffaëlli and Léon Lhermitte. New scholarship offers insights into Van Gogh’s emulation of Adolphe Monticelli, his absorption of the Hague School through Anton Mauve and Jozef Israëls, and his keen interest in the work of the Impressionists. This copiously illustrated volume also discusses Van Gogh’s allegiance to the colorism of Eugène Delacroix, as well as his alliance with the Realist literature of Charles Dickens and George Eliot.
 
Although Van Gogh has often been portrayed as an insular and tortured savant, Through Vincent’s Eyes provides a fascinating deep dive into the artist’s sources of inspiration that reveals his expansive interest in the artistic culture of his time.

Eik Kahng is deputy director and chief curator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.


 

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