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Author Gayford, Martin, 1952-

Title The yellow house : Van Gogh, Gauguin, nine turbulent weeks in Arles / Martin Gayford
Edition First U.S. edition
Published New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2006


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 MELB  759.9492 Gogh/Yhv  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 339 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents The arrival : October 23 1888 -- Beginning and carrying on : October 24-28 -- Lessons among the tombs : October 28-November 4 -- Collaboration : November 5-10 -- Perilous memories : November 11-14 -- Divisions : November 15-23 -- Musicians in color : November 23-December 4 -- Painting a family : November 23-December 4 -- Portrait of the artist : December 4-15 -- Looking at art : December 16-19 -- The crisis : December 22-25 -- Aftermath : December 26, 2005
Summary From October to December 1888, Paul Gauguin shared a home in Arles with Vincent van Gogh. This was, without doubt, the most celebrated cohabitation in art history: never, before or since have two such towering artistic talents been penned up in so small a space. They were the Odd Couple of art history. Predictably, the results were explosive. The dénouement of their life together has entered into folklore. Two months after Gauguin arrived in Arles, Van Gogh suffered a psychological crisis. He spent most of the rest of his life in a mental institution. Gauguin fled from Arles, and they never saw each other again. But in the brief period during which they worked together a stream of masterpieces was created within the studio they shared. Here, for the first time, the full story of their life together is told.--From publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [322]-325) and index
SUBJECT Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Mental health.
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Friends and associates.
Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Arles.
Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903 -- Friends and associates.
Gauguin, Paul, 1848-1903 -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Arles.
LC no. 2006010538
ISBN 0316769010