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The Resource Studio of the South : Van Gogh in Provence, Martin Bailey

Studio of the South : Van Gogh in Provence, Martin Bailey

Label
Studio of the South : Van Gogh in Provence
Title
Studio of the South
Title remainder
Van Gogh in Provence
Statement of responsibility
Martin Bailey
Title variation
Van Gogh in Provence
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Studio of the South' tells the story of Van Gogh' s period in Arles in 1888-1889, when his powers were at their height. Based on original research, the book reveals discoveries that throw new light on the legendary artist and give a definitive account of his fifteen months spent in Arles, including his collaboration with Gauguin. Van Gogh headed to Arles believing that the landscape of Provence would have parallels with Japan, whose art he greatly admired. The south of France was an exciting new land, bursting with life. He loved walking the 5 kilometres up into the hills with the ruined abbey of Montmajour and in late spring he drew and painted over a dozen landscapes there. He went on an excursion to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a fishing village on the far side of the Camargue, where he saw the Mediterranean for the first time, energetically capturing it in paint. He painted portraits of friends and locals, and embarked on his flower still life paintings, culminating in the Sunflowers. During the heat of the Provencal summer, Van Gogh painted harvest scenes. He rented the Yellow House from May, and gradually did it up, calling it 'an artist's house' , inviting Paul Gauguin to join him there. This encounter was to have a profound impact on both of the artists. They painted side by side in the Alyscamps, an ancient necropolis on the outskirts of town, their collaboration coming to a dramatic end in December. The difficulties Van Gogh faced living by himself led to his eventual decision in May 1889 to retreat to the asylum at Saint-Remy. One of his final tasks at the Yellow House was to pack up two crates with his last eight months' of paintings. Unsold in his lifetime, the pictures have since been recognized as some of the greatest works of art ever created
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, Martin
Dewey number
759.9492
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
ND653.G7
LC item number
B35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1853-1890
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gogh, Vincent van
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gogh, Vincent van
  • Gogh, Vincent van
  • Gogh, Vincent van
  • Painters
  • Homes
  • Painters
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Provence
  • Arles (France)
  • Provence (France)
Label
Studio of the South : Van Gogh in Provence, Martin Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Paris -- Discovering Arles -- Blossoming orchards -- An artist's house -- Heights of Montmajour -- Seascapes -- Harvest time -- The Rhône and its canals -- Portraits of friends -- Flowers -- Colours of the night -- Gauguin's arrival -- Elysian fields -- Street of the kind girls -- Collaboration -- Postman Roulin -- Out of his mind -- Doctor Rey -- Spring -- Postscript: Van Gogh's bed
Control code
ocn945352401
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First Frances Lincoln edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780711236677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
Label
Studio of the South : Van Gogh in Provence, Martin Bailey
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Paris -- Discovering Arles -- Blossoming orchards -- An artist's house -- Heights of Montmajour -- Seascapes -- Harvest time -- The Rhône and its canals -- Portraits of friends -- Flowers -- Colours of the night -- Gauguin's arrival -- Elysian fields -- Street of the kind girls -- Collaboration -- Postman Roulin -- Out of his mind -- Doctor Rey -- Spring -- Postscript: Van Gogh's bed
Control code
ocn945352401
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First Frances Lincoln edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780711236677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)

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