No artist has been more ruthlessly driven by his creative urge, nor more isolated by it from most ordinary sources of human happiness, than Vincent Van Gogh.
A painter of genius, his life was an incessant struggle against poverty, discouragement, madness and despair.
Lust for Life skilfully captures the exciting atmosphere of the Paris of the Post-Impressionists and reconstructs with great insight the development of Van Gogh's art.
The painter is brought to life not only as an artist but as a personality and this account of his violent, vivid and tormented life is a novel of rare compassion and vitality.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 01/02/1990
- Category: Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism
- ISBN: 9780099416425
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Review by Cheryl_in_CC_NV
Read before I started writing reviews, back when I was reading mostly SF. I liked it a lot, but given the caveats of my inexperience, I'm really not sure how good it actually is.