Van Gogh: The Complete Paintings

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By Rainer Metzger and Ingo F. Walther

Vincent van Gogh’s story is one of the most ironic in art history. Today, he is celebrated the world over as one of the most important painters of all time, recognized with sell-out shows, feted museums, and record prices of tens of millions of dollars at auction.

Yet as he was painting the canvases that would subsequently become these sell-out modern masterpieces, van Gogh was battling not only the disinterest of his contemporary audiences but also devastating bouts of mental illness, with episodes of depression and paralyzing anxiety which would eventually claim his life in 1890, when he committed suicide shortly after his 37th birthday.

This comprehensive study of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) pairs a detailed monograph on his life and art with a complete catalog of his 871 paintings. 

Sized at 5.8 x 8 x 1.75 inches, this compact format is anything but skimpy. Hard bound with jacket and more than 500 pages, the books in Taschen's Bibliotheca Universalis series are a great value for the book collector looking to curate a rich library of art.

Hardcover with jacket, 744 pages

"I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” -- Vincent van Gogh

The Detroit Institute of Arts is home to Vincent van Gogh's Self Portrait (1887), the first Van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum collection.