Fascinating and beautifully illustrated book showcasing and analysing Van Gogh’s collection of Japanese prints, exploring the key role they played in his creative output.
In the winter of 1886–87, during his stay in Paris, Vincent van Gogh bought 660 Japanese prints at the art gallery of Siegfried Bing with the aim of dealing in them. The exhibition was a total failure, but this enabled him to study his collection at ease and in close-up. Van Gogh gradually became captivated by their colourful, cheerful and unusual imagery and when he left for Arles, he took some prints with him, but the core remained in Paris with his brother Theo.
The book is illustrated with over 100 striking highlights from the collection.
- Author: Axel Rüger, Foreward: Marije Vellekoop
- Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd;
- Publication date: August 2018
- Format: Hardback
- Size: 21.84 x 2.54 x 29.72 cm