Vincent van Gogh's paintings and his tempestuous life story continue to command enormous popular interest, inspiring numerous blockbuster exhibitions and biographies. This compact collection returns to what started it all--the paintings themselves. With a hand-held size, this volume manages to be affordable and comprehensive--a veritable dictionary of the artist's work. Included are all genres and periods of his work-from his gorgeous irises to his striking night skies and portraiture. Introducing the paintings is an intriguing essay by celebrated art critic Robert Hughes. This book provides an essential resource for students as well as for all art lovers. And it represents an extraordinary value. No other book on the artist offers as many images at this price.
Robert Hughes writes for "Time "and is perhaps the single-most respected and well-known art critic in America.