Skip to content

van Gogh’s letters

December 31, 2009
tags: ,

I’ve been listening to this series on BBC– it’s an audiobook of letters between Vincent van Gogh and his family and friends. I don’t know much about art, except for what my mother-in-law (artist Diane Scott) shares with me when we visit museums together– but like many people, I do know many of van Gogh’s paintings. Listening to him talk about his art and colours, and his passion to capture it in his canvases is inspiring.

Book of the Week- Vincent van Gogh: The Letters- Episode 1

Mark Rylance and Julius D’Silva read from a new edition of Van Gogh’s prodigious correspondence.

This selection illustrates the artist’s contradictions and complexities: his self-doubt and his passionate ambition; his close bond with his brother Theo; and his sometimes troubled relationships with other family members and fellow artists. What emerges above all is his overriding passion for his art.

Abridged by Doreen Estall.

add to : Add to Blinkslist : add to furl : Digg it : add to ma.gnolia : Stumble It! : add to simpy : seed the vine : : : TailRank : post to facebook

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s