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Van Gogh : the Life /

Draws on newly available primary sources to present an in-depth, accessible profile that offers revisionist assessments of the influential artist's turbulent life and genius works.

Main Author: Naifeh, Steven W., 1952-
Other Authors: Smith, Gregory White.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Random House, 2011
Edition: First Edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: A fanatic heart
  • The early years, 1853-1880
  • Dams and dikes
  • An outpost on the heath
  • A strange boy
  • God and money
  • The road to Rijswijk
  • The exile
  • Imitation of Christ
  • Pilgrim's progress
  • O Jerusalem, O Zundert
  • Head to the wind
  • "Dat is het"
  • The black country
  • The land of pictures
  • The Dutch years, 1880-1886
  • Hearts of ice
  • Aimer encore
  • A draftsman's fist
  • My little window
  • Orphan man
  • Jacob and Esau
  • Castles in the air
  • The prisoner
  • La joie de vivre
  • The waternix
  • A grain of madness
  • In one rush
  • Lost illusions
  • The French years, 1886-1890
  • Against the grain
  • The Zemganno brothers
  • Catch and release
  • A mercenary frenzy
  • Le paradou
  • The sunflower and the oleander
  • The poet's garden
  • Imaginary savage
  • La lutte
  • The stranger
  • Two roads
  • The real south
  • Starry night
  • The isolated one
  • "A degenerate child"
  • The garden and the wheat field
  • Illusions fade; the sublime remains
  • Ici repose
  • Appendix. A note on Vincent's fatal wounding.