Van Gogh Letters

A new comprehensive edition of the letters of Vincent Van Gogh have just been released to the public, coinciding with an exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam called 'The Artist Speaks'. Provided both as a book and online, the letters may show a different side to a figure who has been turned rather into the poster-boy for deranged geniuses. With the words of the artists alongside them, works become so different. That isn't necessarily better, but every layer of an object's meaning is worth exploring. The exhibition will come to the RA in January next year.

Van Gogh Letters

Comments

Amy said…
Nice - I like this idea. I can appreciate that art speaks to some people, but for the rest of us mere mortals extra interpretive layers are v welcome. Wish I could read Dutch!
Jenny said…
There's translations!

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