Thursday, May 26, 2016

Book: "Vincent By Himself" Edited By Bruce Bernard

Got a wonderful book on Vincent Van Gogh last night at the neighbourhood book store for $20 CAD. The book is called "Vincent by himself" and showcases the human documentary portrait aspect of his art, they even show 2 nude drawings. We have all seen his landscape paintings but but most books do not focus on his people work in this new book there were several human-people studies I had never seen before in this volume. They combine these works with exerts from his wonderfully thoughtful, open and intense letters. You get a real feel for the creativity and love of humanity he possessed and communicated through his art. An amazing man and a wonderful book, recommended to all. Hopefully some of Vincent's thoughts, feelings and love of his fellow man will rub off on my documentary photography.