Van Goghs intimi: vrienden, familie, modellen
Helewise Berger, Sjraar van Heugten, Laura Prins
Het Noordbrabants Museum 's-Hertogenbosch & W Books, 2019
Van Gogh’s intimacy is about the people who played an important role in the life and work of Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890). Through paintings, drawings and letters, the reader is introduced to friends, family and models: the artist’s intimates. Never before has this subject been explained so extensively. Van Gogh’s intimates invalidate the image of the tormented and lonely artist. Despite his often difficult relationships, Van Gogh was appreciated as a person and as an artist.
Theo van Gogh, Vincent’s brother and the most important person in his life, typified him this way: “There are two people in him, one civilized, fine and soft and the other self-centered and hard-hearted.” Vincent was a passionate man , which maintained complex relationships. His relationships were close in a few cases, but with his outspoken character he was also able to alienate people from himself. IN DUTCH!