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Author Homburg, Cornelia.

Title Vincent Van Gogh and the painters of the petit boulevard / Cornelia Homburg ; with essays by Elizabeth C. Childs, John House, Richard Thomson, and a chronology by Lynn DuBard.

Publication Info. [St. Louis, Mo.] : Saint Louis Art Museum in association with Rizzoli, [©2001]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Oversize Stacks  759.9492 G557Dh 2001    ---  Available
Description 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
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Note Published on the occasion of an exhibition held at the Saint Louis Art Museum, February 17-May 13, 2001.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-249) and index.
Contents Vincent van Gogh's avant-garde strategies / Cornelia Homburg -- Cultural geography of the petit boulevard / Richard Thomson -- Seeking the studio of the south: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and avant-garde identity / Elizabeth C. Childs -- Towards the modern landscape / John House -- Chronology 1886-1892 / Lynn Dubard.
Summary "Most people think of van Gogh as a tortured loner, but the engrossing Vincent van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard makes plain his great desire to be part of the art world of his time. Focusing on the years between 1886 (when he came to Paris) and 1890 (the year of his death), four art historians examine the competitive spirit of young radical painters who searched for ways to express their reactions to an industrialized world increasingly remote from the idealized values of peasant life. The painters (who included Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Signac, and Émile Bernard) were vastly different from one another in style and temperament. Yet van Gogh embraced them all as "painters of the petit boulevard"--Fellow unrecognized artists toiling in out-of-the-way studios and showing their work in cafés rather than in swank galleries. Dreaming of founding a colony of like-minded painters he called "The Studio of the South," van Gogh decamped to Arles in 1888. But the only artist who joined him, for two stressful months, was Gauguin. Both were loners, and differences loomed large. While van Gogh worked from nature, conveying his physical engagement with thick marks on canvas, Gauguin looked inward, abstracting objects with a thin application of paint. Even on a personal level, Gauguin's swaggering ease with the local women magnified van Gogh's insecurities. Each essay illuminates a different aspect of the complex personal, social, and artistic motivations that fueled each "petit boulevard" artist's search for a personal artistic identity. Lavishly illustrated and fluidly written, this book is the catalog for an exhibition of the same name at the St. Louis Art Museum (through May 13, 2001) and the Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt (June 8-September 2, 2001)." --Review by Cathy Curtis.
Subject Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Exhibitions.
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 (OCoLC)fst00032032
Painting, French -- France -- Paris -- Exhibitions.
Painting, French -- France -- Paris -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Peinture française -- France -- Paris -- Expositions.
Painting, French. (OCoLC)fst01050830
France -- Paris. (OCoLC)fst01205283
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028.
Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Childs, Elizabeth C.
House, John, 1945-2012.
Thomson, Richard, 1953-
St. Louis Art Museum.
ISBN 0847823326
0891780831 (pbk.)
9780891780830 (pbk.)

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