Mystery of the Night Caf�: Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh

Mystery of the Night Caf Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh Written like a detective story this book explores the spirituality of one of the world s most beloved artists Vincent van Gogh through one of Western art s most mysterious paintings The Night Cafe

  • Title: Mystery of the Night Caf�: Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh
  • Author: Cliff Edwards Diane Apostolos-Cappadona
  • ISBN: 9781438426129
  • Page: 368
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written like a detective story, this book explores the spirituality of one of the world s most beloved artists, Vincent van Gogh, through one of Western art s most mysterious paintings, The Night Cafe Done in almost garish colors, the work depicts a late night in a cafe serving a poorer element of society, and Van Gogh himself saw both destructive forces and gaiety in theWritten like a detective story, this book explores the spirituality of one of the world s most beloved artists, Vincent van Gogh, through one of Western art s most mysterious paintings, The Night Cafe Done in almost garish colors, the work depicts a late night in a cafe serving a poorer element of society, and Van Gogh himself saw both destructive forces and gaiety in the work With author Cliff Edwards, we follow a trail of clues from a Yale art gallery to a neighborhood in Arles, from a novel by Emile Zola to a largely forgotten image of Jesus that hung in Van Gogh s bedroom We enter the imagination of Van Gogh through the books he read, the art he admired, and the people with whom he identified, and arrive at startling conclusions that include a new and deeply spiritual understanding of a cafe after midnight and the night prowlers who inhabit it.

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    1. Cliff Edwards writes an intriguing analysis & account of Vincent Van Gogh's painting, "Le café de nuit", "The Night Café". He does this, however, through an insightful recounting of Van Gogh's major life experiences & influences, positive & negative, human & artistic, which led to his painting this particular piece over a 3-day period. Having read Edwards', "Van Gogh's Ghost Paintings" previously, this book continues to provide a deeper understanding of the rich personality of [...]

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