Van Gogh: Spanish-Language Edition (Artistas serie menor) (Spanish Edition)

This beautiful study follows Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) from his early gloomy paintings through his vibrant Parisian period and the work of his final years, where he found the light that produced the unmistakable Van Gogh style. Universally viewed as one of the great forerunners of 20th-century art, Van Gogh in all his tragedy and triumph is profiled in this richly illustrated Spanish-language entry in the Basic Art series celebrating major artists.

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By Paul (Portland, OR) · ★★★☆☆ · September 13, 2008
While it's nice to peruse a compendium of my favorite artist's work, there were two major problems with this work.

The first is unfortunately inherent in van Gogh's work, and that is how printed facsimiles of his paintings never come close to the full register of color and sheer power of the orig... ...more
By Pete (West Malling, G5, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★☆ · January 12, 2015
I'm not the most enthusiastic art lover, however, I have always liked Van Gogh. I am always drawn to his paintings whenever I find myself in a museum and have always been fascinated by his style and more so his defiance.

It was great to have so much of his life's work packed into one book. This bo... ...more
By Simona (Turin, 12, Italy) · ★★★★★ · December 03, 2013
Che dire? Poesia, bellezza, arte, amore, colori caldi e tenui. Una bellezza che commuove e la mente di un genio. Amore puro. ...more
By Esther (Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand) · ★★★★★ · October 10, 2013
"I am ready to play the role of a madman, although I have not at all the strength for such a role." ...more
By Adam (Bend, OR) · ★★★★★ · June 18, 2012
Vincent Van Gogh was an utter failure in life. He had four marriages which grew into dissolute vapor by the time he was 30 years old.

No place to live, rarely able to eat (artists of world understand this like an atavism.) He couldn't even sustain friends for more than weeks at a given time becau... ...more
By JoAnn/QuAppelle (Landenberg, PA) · ★★★★★ · November 08, 2009
Cleaning out some bookshelves the other day (a never-ending task), I found this book which I bought some months ago. So I read it yesterday (it is just 96 pages) and even though I know quite a bit about Van Gogh, this was still a delight. Walther combines biography, paintings and analysis of them... ...more
By Jeff (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · November 11, 2011
As with other titles in the Taschen Basic Art series, this volume is a great introduction to the Van Gogh's life and work. The color reproductions are done very well considering the price and size of the book, and the chapters following the artist's chronological life history are interesting and... ...more
By Suzanne (Salt Lake City, UT) · ★★★★☆ · October 03, 2009
Fascinating book about a fascinating man. He was troubled but brilliant. I was especially excited to have details pointed out to me like his respect and obedience to drawing but it was once he applied paint to the canvas that revolutionized painting. His love of color and understanding of the rel... ...more
By Max (Petaluma, CA) · ★★★★★ · January 24, 2008
I'd love to own all of Taschen's Basic Art books. I just picked up their Van Gogh book which has great prints of a lot of his work. I've read the first few chapters which explore Van Gogh's life and career as an artist. Very interesting read so far, but even better are all the great pages of artw... ...more
By Basar (Ankara, 06, Turkey) · ★★★☆☆ · March 30, 2015
Kitaptaki fotoğrafların birçoğu sanki orjinal tablolardan değil de kötü kopyalarından çekilmiş gibi duruyor. Birçok fotoğrafta ciddi gürültü ve renk farklılıkları var. Benzer yorumlar kitabın bazı yabancı baskıları için de yapılmış. Türkçe baskıdan kaynaklı bir sorun değil sanırım. ...more