The Pursuit of Spiritual Wisdom
The Thought and Art of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin
ISBN10: 0838637493 ISBN13: 9780838637494 Contributors: Gogh, Vincent Van; Gauguin, Paul Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr Published: Jun 1 1998 Pages: 211 Weight: 4.55lbs. Height: 12.50" Width: 9.00" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
This book explores van Gogh's and Gauguin's conviction that the purpose of visual art in human culture is to communicate a spiritual understanding of existence comparable to the wisdom contained in the metaphors and parables of myths, religions, and literature. Monographic studies in the book, which entail many new interpretations of van Gogh's and Gauguin's imagery, reveal the ways in which their ideas and the specific events of their personal lives shaped their creation of meaningful symbolic motifs.