Discoveries: Van Gogh: The Passionate Eye by Pascal Bonafoux
Discoveries: Van Gogh: The Passionate Eye
(Harry N. Abrams, New York: 1992)
READ: October-November 2008
I was writing an essay on van Gogh and, in particular, his painting "The Sower" for my art history course. I have had this book on my shelf forever. It is a detailed look at van Gogh's art and his life, including extracts from his numerous, lengthy letters to his brother, Theo, and others. While more factual than scholarly, it is a good examination of van Gogh and his particular style of Impressionism (expressionism?).