The Portrait of Dr. Gachet: The Story of a van Gogh

The Portrait of Dr. Gachet: The Story of a van Gogh Masterpiece In , one of Vincent van Gogh s last paintings, Portrait of Dr Gachet, was sold for the astonishing price ofmillion This fascinating book reconstructs the painting s journey and becomes a rich story of modernism and the forces behind the art market Portrait of Dr Gachet was one of van Gogh s last paintings, completed just weeks before his suicide Depicting the eccentric physician who was attempting to treat the artist, this painting was viewed by van Gogh as a summation of his ideas about portraiture Cynthia Saltzman s book reconstructs the journey of this revolutionary and haunting painting, in which, as van Gogh wrote, he strove to capture the heartbroken expression of our time As Saltzman superbly shows, this painting not only evokes the ethos of modern life but also illuminates the ways in which art, politics, and the market have intersected in the th century Affected by broad social and cultural change, the painting s fate was also influenced by innovations in the way art was sold and displayed, and by the growing role of dealers and museums


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10 thoughts on “The Portrait of Dr. Gachet: The Story of a van Gogh Masterpiece

  1. says:

    If you re looking for a book full of international intrigue surrounding the art market, don t read this There were three genuinely interesting sections if the book 1 The actual painting of it, followed by the death of the artist and the birth of the legend, thanks to Johanna Van Gogh 2 Nazis 3 The overheated art ma


  2. says:

    Having been somewhat disappointed by van Gogh The Life , I needed something to set me straight, so I returned to Saltzman s charming book on the life of a painting It is a great read , very dramatic without being melodramatic a rare experience where van Gogh is concerned Here are four things to love about the book 1 So muc


  3. says:

    Saltzman makes several factual errors about Vincent This was discouraging to read I know something about Vincent but I know nothing about the history of what happened to the painting of Dr Gachet Saltzman s research was supposed to be brilliant Would the rest of the book be full of errors too The book was very interesting and I th


  4. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Bella la parte in cui racconta della Germania, in particolare di Francoforte e dello Stadel, il museo pricipale cittadino, prima dell avvento nazista al potere Di Van Gogh non sa molto, talvolta si contraddice anche, non ha una tesi sulla sua grandezza di pitt


  5. says:

    This starts where Smith and White s biography of VVGogh ends it s the story of van Gogh s portrait of his doctor, one of his final works Saltzman tells how it grew in value, until it was sold for an astounding 82.5 million to a Japanese businessman who was planning a golf community named after van Gogh Unfortunately, he was found guilty of briber


  6. says:

    Dreadfully dull and boring I think one would have to be really into art, I daresay even really into this particular painting to find this book engaging I enjoy art, I suppose though at a much lower level than needed to appreciate this book.


  7. says:

    too boring for me


  8. says:

    This book chronicles the journey of the portrait of Dr Gachet as it has been sold and bought over the past 100 years The art history interspersed is interesting as well.


  9. says:

    Fascinating look at the life of this painting, especially in light of the recent documentary The rape of Europe and the motion picture Monuments Men Although there are some technical sections of the book, the stories of the former owners of the paintings, the collectors and curators that believed in this painting either by acquiring it for their galleries, private collections o


  10. says:

    This is a fascinating and well researched book about one of the greatest portraits by one of the greatest artists, Portrait of Dr Gachet, by Vincent van Gogh This book traces the history of the work itself, but also its provenance how it bounced from collector to collector, was confiscated by the Third Reich, narrowly escaped to the US and decades later was sold for a record price duri


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