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The Copy Turns Original

Vincent van Gogh and a New Approach to Traditional Art Practice

The Copy Turns Original( )
Author: Homburg, Cornelia
Series title:OCULI: Studies in the Arts of the Low Countries Ser.
ISBN:978-1-55619-271-5
Publication Date:Sep 1996
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $240.00
Book Description:

At St.-Rémy, in 1889-90, without his usual contacts and confined to a hospital, van Gogh produced a series of painted copies of work by other artists. We usually attribute these to therapy for his isolation and pass over them in considering his oeuvre. Homburg's study, however, concentrates on this category of paintings in which the artist intentionally imitates an existing composition and reproduces it using his personal form of pictorial language, and makes claims that such...
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Book Details
Pages:212
Detailed Subjects: Art / Individual Artists / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.786 x 9.555 Inches
Book Weight:1.782 Pounds



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