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Van Gogh

in 50 works

John Cauman



ISBN: 9781911624431

Price: £

Publication date: 4 April 2019

Category: Art & Illustration

A captivating and highly illustrated introduction to Vincent Van Gogh, told through 50 major works.

This new book presents all you need to know about Vincent Van Gogh’s turbulent and prolific creative life, featuring fifty works from the world’s leading art collections and museums.

Art historian John Cauman analyses the career and works of, arguably, the best-known artist in the world today. A detailed introduction examines Van Gogh’s development as an artist and explores the themes, methods and driving forces behind his extraordinary paintings and drawings, as well as his relationships with his brother Theo and fellow artists. The book includes both major paintings and lesser-known sketches and artworks.

The latest digital technology has been used to ensure that the reproductions are as faithful to the original works as possible. For all art lovers and students interested in Post-Impressionism and 19th-century art, Van Gogh in 50 Works provides a dazzling recreation of the viewing experience.

Among the fifty paintings featured, the book includes The Potato Eaters (1885), Père Tanguy (1887), Self-Portrait in Front of the Easel (1888), Sunflowers (1888), Café Terrace at Night (1888), Bedroom in Arles (1888), Van Gogh’s Chair (1888), Portrait of Joseph Roulin (1889), Irises (1889), The Starry Night (1889) and Wheatfield with Crows (1890).


John Cauman is an independent curator and writer on late 19th-century and early 20th-century art. He studied at Columbia and Bennington before receiving his PhD from City University of New York with a dissertation on Matisse and America: 1905-1933. He has contributed to various publications including Inheriting Cubism and co-curated the exhibition ‘Matisse and American Art’ at Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey, 2018.



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