• Vincent Van Gogh: A Tortured Artist. Full Biography

  • By: The History Hour
  • Narrated by: Jerry Beebe
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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Narrated by: Jerry Beebe
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Vincent Van Gogh: A Tortured Artist. An influential figure in the history of Western art.

Unlike most artists, Van Gogh developed very slowly, beginning with work as an art dealer that exposed him to many great works. He undertook this work for several years, after which he spent time as a missionary for the Dutch Reformed Church. Thereafter, he drifted for several years before returning home to his parents’ house, where he took up painting, largely self-taught with books on anatomy and painting. His great works all date from the later years of his life.

Inside you’ll hear about:

  • Early Life
  • The First Four Years of Creativity
  • Stylistic Developments and Influences
  • Paris
  • Arles
  • Van Gogh and Gauguin
  • Hospitalization
  • Life in an Asylum
  • Van Gogh’s Death

And much more!

Totally neglected in his life, he suffered from psychosis for much of his life and was treated for depression unsuccessfully. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on July 29, 1890. Only after his death, thanks to the efforts of his brother, Theo, he achieved recognition as a great artist.

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Ok content, bad narration

Many who seek to know more about Van Gogh often have already developed a deep connection to his art, his emotions and the tragedy of his life. This narration gives us no indication that the author or the narrator had any feeling about the subject. This was factual but ultimately unsatisfying.

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just ok

Voice ruins the experience,content is good though , short compared to some van gogh books , so good for a quick 1 hour listen

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meh

narrator was unbearably robotic...story was like a fact sheet more so than a rich biography. worth maybe half the 5$ i paid for it.

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Fantastic

Awesome book, to look and compare almost all of the known works. Nice reproductions, just wish the book went all of the way and provided a full colour pic of every painting of a decent size, and without having a picture spread over the binding. Just have two painting per page, or one spread horizontally over one page. There is a smaller sized, lighter version of this book if you want a cheaper or easier to carry around version

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Excellent

Awesome book, to look and compare almost all of the known works. Nice reproductions, just wish the book went all of the way and provided a full colour pic of every painting of a decent size, and without having a picture spread over the binding. Just have two painting per page, or one spread horizontally over one page. There is a smaller sized, lighter version of this book if you want a cheaper or easier to carry around version.

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Fantastic

I know the story of "Vincent" well but was surprised by the humor injected into such a solemn subject. It was a refreshing look at the life and trials of the tortured artist through the eyes of his loving brother.

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NICE

This book is amazing. Even the small part I have had a chance to read so far has me in wonder. I can’t wait to finish the rest. This is totally worth the buy for any fan of Van Gogh’s work.

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  • 05-30-21

could be more

I liked it but I thought it was a bit short I would have liked a little bit more

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  • 08-14-20

interesting

I found the contents of the book very interesting however it took me a while to get used to the reader. He sounds very robotic.
However I was able to listen to the full book and found a lot of interesting facts.
A short listen but good.

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  • Ayden Gennadi
  • 10-13-19

Utterly Magical

A wonderful collation of the private letters of Vincent (and many others). Skillfully combined with a sprinkling of artistic license to tell the incredible and tragic life of the two devoted brothers.

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  • 10-13-19

A Flawing personality.

That such an idealist could be so pragmatic simply makes him more inspiring to me. The Declaration of Independence remains the most inspiring political ideal ever penned.

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  • 10-01-19

Excellent

The Biography of a Gentleman, The Inventor
I Admire the Most, from Past Time, a Greatly Gifted Individual with High Ideals, Principles and Values! Who's Sole Purpose was to Connect the World Trough His Numerous Inventions With a Positive Purpose...

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  • Jordan Walters
  • 10-01-19

Utterly Magical

A wonderful collation of the private letters of Vincent (and many others). Skillfully combined with a sprinkling of artistic license to tell the incredible and tragic life of the two devoted brothers.