Author(s): PISSARRO,JOACHIM ET AL
Throughout his career, Vincent van Gogh made many works addressing the paradoxical task of representing night through colour and tonality. Van Gogh followed the Impressionist technique of 'translating' visual light effects into various colour combinations, attempting to interweave the visual and metaphorical to produce fresh and original works of art. These artistic concerns are powerfully bound together in Van Gogh's nocturnal and twilight paintings and drawings. "Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night" is the first volume to focus on this aspect of the artist's career and presents new insight on Van Gogh's depictions of night landscapes, interior scenes and the effects of artificial and natural light.Representing all periods of the artist's career, this volume features over one hundred works of superlative quality, including large reproductions of works by Van Gogh, details of iconic paintings, and images of works by other artists that were important to the development of Van Gogh's oeuvre.
Essays by Joachim Pissarro, Sjraar van Heugten and Chris Stolwijk provide context for better understanding of the artist's motives and offer in-depth studies of the technical and stylistic aspects of Van Gogh's work.