Vincent Van Gogh: The Starry Night by Richard Thomson
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Vincent Van Gogh: The Starry Night
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Vincent Van Gogh: The Starry Night

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Vincent Van Gogh: The Starry Night by Richard Thomson

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One of the most iconic images of modern culture, Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" draws thousands of visitors every day to The Museum of Modern Art. Yet few viewers are familiar with the story behind this unlikely masterpiece, one of the many nighttime paintings Van Gogh produced during his stay at a mental hospital in Saint-RA(c)my in the south of France. "The Starry Night" is no ordinary landscape painting, with its surging forces, resonant chromatics and mysterious shapes.In this book - the latest in a series featuring important works and favourite artists in the Museum's collection - a distinguished art historian Richard Thomson discusses the painting within the context of its creation, bringing together Van Gogh's own correspondence, the Parisian art scene of his time, and an in-depth exploration of the artist's technique and style. Highlighting significant details not easily visible at first glance and illustrated with dozens of comparable works and influences, "Vincent Van Gogh: The Starry Night" is an indispensable guide to one of the most famous paintings of the nineteenth century.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780870707483
ISBN-10: 0870707485
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 153mm x 5mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Museum of Modern Art
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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