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Amsterdam Publishers is Holland's major international publisher. Owner: Liesbeth Heenk Specialized in: Holocaust Memoirs. Amsterdam Museum guides. Secrets of Van Gogh series.
A lavishly illustrated guide containing the most important highlights of the Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the largest collection of Vincent van Gogh's paintings, drawings, letters and prints in the world. Written in an engaging style, this museum guide describes the masterpieces of the collection.
In 2014 the Van Gogh museum redesigned the presentation of its permanent collection, putting more emphasis on the artist’s tortured life. You will be able to follow Van Gogh's development by seeing all of his great works, and will also get to know his personal ambitions, his emotions, the myths and his major influence on art until today. Although the display is basically chronological, the work has been arranged according to certain themes. As a visitor you can follow the on-going search of an extraordinary artist.
˃˃˃ In this guide you will be introduced to Van Gogh's masterpieces
You will read about the basics and will discover some of the ideas and ambitions behind his art. For the purpose of clarity, we will stick to a chronological presentation, while discussing works by Van Gogh and by other artists separately. After briefly discussing the artist's life and work, the book not only focuses on Van Gogh's masterworks such as the Potato Eaters, the Sunflowers, the Irises and his Bedroom at the Yellow House in Arles, but also describes many of his less well-known paintings.
Since Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo collected work by their contemporaries, these are also on display at the Van Gogh Museum. The book contains pictures by Seurat, Signac, Pissarro, Lautrec, Gauguin and Bernard, some predecessors such as Millet and Breton, and modern artists that followed in his footsteps. This will show you the context, and the impact Van Gogh had on modern art.
The Building 1
Short Biography of Vincent van Gogh 4
Permanent Collection 9
The Netherlands 11
Antwerp (1885 - 1886) 14
Paris (1886 - 1888) 17
Arles (1888 - 1889) 24
Saint-Rémy (1889 - 1890) 29
Auvers-sur-Oise (1890) 34
Other Artists in the Collection 36
Practical Information 53
Further Reading 55
Marko Kassenaar is a Dutch art expert. He works as educator at the Rijksmuseum and Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Liesbeth Heenk is a Dutch art historian specialized in Van Gogh.
I found the book on the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam to be interesting and informative. I especially like the fact that his actual works, especially his signature pieces in the Museum were presented and discussed.
After reading the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam and the explanations about these works, I found myself loving them even more. I was impressed with the information about the museums near the Van Gogh Museum. I am not a world traveler and have had no desire to visit the world since college. Reading the Van Gogh Museum has awakened a small desire to go visit this museum.
I bought this as a series of ebooks to prepare me for my upcoming trip to Amsterdam. This one is my favorite, since I feel a special connection to Van Gogh. While this book is definitely a great resource for the museum, I was pleasantly surprised at all the history and context.
Great guide on the famous Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. I will be visiting Amsterdam soon and am now preparing my visit. I very much enjoyed reading this guide on Van Gogh, his life, and his most celebrated paintings. The book also contains a lot of information on paintings by his contemporaries like Seurat, Gauguin, Pissarro and Monet. So when I will be standing in front of the Sunflowers, the Potato Eaters or Vincent’s own bedroom at the Yellow House I will not need any audio–guides and should be able to enjoy the beauty of the paintings even more!