This book considers the influence of other artists' prints and drawings on Van Gogh's graphic oeuvre. It juxtaposes a selection of Van Gogh's work - some forty drawings and prints - with a range of works that inspired him. \
These include prints from illustrated magazines and 19th-century prints, which he avidly collected and which strongly influenced his early work, as well as replicas of 17th-century prints, Japanese prints and other works which inspired his remarkable drawings with the reed pen in Provence.
Van Gogh absorbed a multitude of influences, which combined to create drawings that are highly innovative, not only in style but often also in technique.
- Author: Sjraar van Heugten
- Publisher: Actes Sud; 1st edition
- Publication date: 17 August 2015
- Format: Hardback
- Size: 22.35 x 2.03 x 28.45 cm