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Utterly engrossing account of legendary artist’s entire life from birth to his suicide.


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Utterly engrossing account of legendary artist’s entire life from birth to his suicide.

30 review for Vincent Van Gogh: A Biography

  1. 5 out of 5

    Gauri

    I read this entire book twice and decided to do my book report about non-fiction in middle school on this book since I'd read it anyways. I didn't prepare any script or plan due to poor time management and fear of public speaking. I simply discussed Van Gogh's life chronologically and afterwards, explained the progression or evolution of his art throughout his career -- while staring at one specific person politely nodding as my lifesaver. I got an A! Unfortunately, there are not many other subj I read this entire book twice and decided to do my book report about non-fiction in middle school on this book since I'd read it anyways. I didn't prepare any script or plan due to poor time management and fear of public speaking. I simply discussed Van Gogh's life chronologically and afterwards, explained the progression or evolution of his art throughout his career -- while staring at one specific person politely nodding as my lifesaver. I got an A! Unfortunately, there are not many other subjects or speeches I've ever been able to breeze through or ever get an A on ever again. Thank gosh for participation and homework points, am I right?

  2. 5 out of 5

    Shayla

    Certainly a dated text, but the prose is beautiful, if a bit florid. The author does not just really cold facts, but tries to get inside the head of Van Gogh and convey the story through his emotions; his joys and his agonies. It’s not exceedingly thorough, but I enjoyed the portrait this author has painted.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Nosyba

    i dont know why the people in his ara didnot like his unique style in painting......anyway it's recomened to read this book about his life...and get the opportunity to see his great wark i dont know why the people in his ara didnot like his unique style in painting......anyway it's recomened to read this book about his life...and get the opportunity to see his great wark

  4. 4 out of 5

    Clau

    Even though it’s a a bit dated and a lot of research has surfaced from Van Gogh tumultuous life. This books paints a picture of what his life and thoughts might have been like. “At night he devoured literature as he had devoured light and color in the day. And he did it to balance the strain of the day and to fill his exhausted brain again somehow. “

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ray

    This book was written by German art critic Julius Meier-Graefe, and is probably best appreciated by those who have an initial understanding of the art, the techniques, and the artists who were peers of Vincent van Gogh. To me, the book was a mix of a brief biography of Van Gogh, and a discussion of the evolution of his art. It's not well suited to the audiobook format unless the reader (listener) is familiar with the art and artists mentioned. I got litle out of this book. This book was written by German art critic Julius Meier-Graefe, and is probably best appreciated by those who have an initial understanding of the art, the techniques, and the artists who were peers of Vincent van Gogh. To me, the book was a mix of a brief biography of Van Gogh, and a discussion of the evolution of his art. It's not well suited to the audiobook format unless the reader (listener) is familiar with the art and artists mentioned. I got litle out of this book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Greta

    In preparation for our upcoming trip to the The Netherlands and our visit to the Vincent Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, I appreciated Meier-Graefe's biography of this favorite Dutch son. His account is full of warmth between them, a summary of art in the late 19th century and a study of the complex relationships among the artists who had an impact on the Van Gogh brothers. The inclusion of 61 plates of Van Gogh's work is helpful. In preparation for our upcoming trip to the The Netherlands and our visit to the Vincent Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, I appreciated Meier-Graefe's biography of this favorite Dutch son. His account is full of warmth between them, a summary of art in the late 19th century and a study of the complex relationships among the artists who had an impact on the Van Gogh brothers. The inclusion of 61 plates of Van Gogh's work is helpful.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Tyler

    0 stars.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ankit Dua

    It was written way back, now there are more findings about what prompted his to commit suicide and many more incidents.. still this book covers most of his feelings and fears.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Mejix

    An entertaining book but this is more fiction than biography.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mir

    This book was not the best starter read for Vincent Van Gogh. I would have liked to see more of his paintings as referenced, and I would have benefited from a more extensive knowledge of artists from the Dutch Golden Era and Impressionists/post-Impressionists movement. I also found this compilation of information retrieved from Vincent and Theo's correspondence to be somewhat choppy. In short, this was best accompanied by the internet and felt more like a research project than a synopsis. With t This book was not the best starter read for Vincent Van Gogh. I would have liked to see more of his paintings as referenced, and I would have benefited from a more extensive knowledge of artists from the Dutch Golden Era and Impressionists/post-Impressionists movement. I also found this compilation of information retrieved from Vincent and Theo's correspondence to be somewhat choppy. In short, this was best accompanied by the internet and felt more like a research project than a synopsis. With that being said, I intend to follow-this up with a more visual book on Vincent Van Gogh, and I have a feeling this research will make that experience more rewarding. What I did love about this book was the hint at Vincent's purity of heart- something that I think got washed away with time on account of his mental illness. He was devoted to painting the peasants of the world in their landscape, and showing the beauty of the lower class. I admire him even more knowing this.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    Ok right off the bat i will say that this book merits five stars simply because all that it contains in such a brief volume. I feel that this book is a great volume in general to own because it give you and overview of Van Goghs life i feel it is best for those first learning about Van Gogh personal life while those who already know more of vincent might find it a bit plain. I feel this book deserves five stars because it isnt just a straight forward bland biography or a terribly biased work of Ok right off the bat i will say that this book merits five stars simply because all that it contains in such a brief volume. I feel that this book is a great volume in general to own because it give you and overview of Van Goghs life i feel it is best for those first learning about Van Gogh personal life while those who already know more of vincent might find it a bit plain. I feel this book deserves five stars because it isnt just a straight forward bland biography or a terribly biased work of reverence from a pseudo-artist author. it is a book that tries its best to paint a beautiful pictures of a man who painted beautiful pictures and it does succeed but all too often i feel that the author goes a bit to far in prose and either concentrates too much on a miniscule thing or doesn't go into much detail about the situation at hand. beside all that i think it is fantastic for what it is a brief,poetic and earnest view of the life and times of Van Gogh it doesnt just touch on his painting or his illness but also of his relationships (with friends and women and more importantly his brother). i think this book succeeded where many of any subject failed it was touching in a way that made you sympathize with Vincent but didnt hide his faults or flaws it painted him as he was and for that this book for me is a perfect little gem that should be never be absent from anyone's library.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kathryn Ralph

    It was great to finally get a better insight into Van Gogh. This book was written at a time when eye witnesses would be alive. Some insights about mental illness reflect the time it was written. It has left me wanting to know more.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Randall Madigan

    I enjoyed this early biography of the subject. An interesting look at the societies he lived in during his short life from Holland,to Paris, and also time spent in Belgium and the South of France. Also information about the people he was closest to in his family and artistic circles.

  14. 5 out of 5

    John

    Very well written bio of a very interesting artist. Very weird of course which is what made him so interesting. I always knew of his life but this book gave many details which I was not aware of.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Esther Kirby

    Great book!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Heather

  17. 4 out of 5

    Swati Dutt

  18. 5 out of 5

    Menna Roshdy

  19. 5 out of 5

    Josiah

  20. 5 out of 5

    Caleb

  21. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa Bowman

  22. 4 out of 5

    Julie A. Braun

  23. 5 out of 5

    Veronica

  24. 5 out of 5

    Napoda

  25. 5 out of 5

    Bob Miller

  26. 5 out of 5

    Fataneh

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ali

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ghez Rgh

  29. 5 out of 5

    ghazal

  30. 5 out of 5

    chakameh

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