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GLORY OF VAN GOGH: An Anthropology of Admiration

By: NATHALIE HEINICH

Price: $10.00

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS:

Seller ID: IM494305

ISBN: 0691032696

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The image of the great artist as a suffering visionary is a recent invention, observes sociologist Nathalie Heinich--an invention rooted in the "canonization" of Vincent van Gogh as a cultural hero for the twentieth century. Heinich explores how and why the impoverished and mentally tormented van Gogh came to be glorified shortly after his suicide at the age of 37. Did the secular art world need a rebel-saint of its own? In considering this possibility, the author explor... View more info