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Van Gogh: Up Close: The Book and The Exhibit

Van Gogh: Up Close 

 The Philadelphia Museum of Art ( 2/1/12- 5/6/12) opened a new exhibit on Vincent Van Gogh, focusing on his depictions of nature. The exhibit and companion book look at the last four years of his life using one hundred key paintings. A diverse group of international scholars examine Van Gogh’s radical approach to art and his interests in the Old Masters and Japanese art and culture. Van Gogh has been a hot topic in the world of books. Just recently two very different books look at the life and death of Van Gogh. Christopher Moore’s look at his death is an interesting and humorous book while the new biography of Van Gogh, The Life  has art historians every where debating his life and death. You can find both here at Market Block Books!

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