Bucuria vieţii

Bucuria vieţii☁ Bucuria vieţii PDF / Epub ✎ Author Irving Stone – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Roman ecranizat in sub titlul Lust for Life, cu Kirk Douglas si Anthony Quinn in rolurile principaleRomanul Bucuria vietii reia saisprezece ani din viata lui Vincent Van Gogh, de cand acesta era func Roman ecranizat insub titlul Lust for Life, cu Kirk Douglas si Anthony Quinn in rolurile principaleRomanul Bucuria vietii reia saisprezece ani din viata lui Vincent Van Gogh, de cand acesta era functionar la Galeriile Goupil din Londra, pana la sinuciderea sa, lade ani Urmarind peregrinarile personajului principal, Irving Stone surprinde deopotriva duritatea vietii minerilor din Borinage, entuziasmul si framantarile grupului de pictori din care fac parte Gauguin, Toulouse Lautrec, Cezanne, Seurat, Rousseau, dar si tablouri provinciale din Olanda, Belgia si Franta Povestea artistului olandez lipsit de noroc in dragoste, care si cauta calea implinirii, ratacind ani buni inainte de a se dedica picturii, este in egala masura un pasionant roman al prieteniei, al renuntarii si al luptei cu sine. I have always been fascinated with Vincent Van Gogh s art and of the man himself Starry Night is my favorite painting Irving Stone allows us a peek at Van Gogh the person and how the events of his life shaped the genius of his painting Stone uses his pen as a brush to paint his portrait of Van Gogh and helped me to better understand the man behind the paintings. This is a book I can read in less than 24 hours 24 hours for almost 600 pages in Indonesian translation I have a little problem with rating stars, I can t give this book only a 5 star It deserves a 10 stars It s by far my most favorite book, I won t lend this book to anyone so then I can reread it whenever I want , I ll put it on my precious collection.If I m not wrong this is his word when he had a heated debate with Gauguin Van Gogh It is not the language of painters but the language of This is a book I can read in less than 24 hours 24 hours for almost 600 pages in Indonesian translation I have a little problem with rating stars, I can t give this book only a 5 star It deserves a 10 stars It s by far my most favorite book, I won t lend this book to anyone so then I can reread it whenever I want , I ll put it on my precious collection.If I m not wrong this is his word when he had a heated debate with Gauguin Van Gogh It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality isimportant than the feeling for pictures He s genius and he s still young when he said that This is what designers need to embrace when they do their work, good design is a design with a soul. SOUL, find the essence of your design, not only design pretty stuff.What a tragic life he has, never received happiness and poor during his lifetime but became popular after his death He should have lived longer then producedgreat works, I wish he could see now that he s a great painter in history and sold the most expensive paintings in the worldThe book gives me a suspicion that Gauguin who cut off Vincent s ear He seemed to be so annoying for Vincent with his vanity as senior painter I dislike the way Gauguin underestimated Vincent Vincent was really a kind friend let him stayed with him in yellow house for free And the saddest thing, his life is still in mystery, last 2009 I ve read the news, he never shot himself, so who actually shot him.I feel so sorry for Theo, the best brother ever.I must admit it, this book brought me into tears, impressive job for Stone Irving and glad to know that this is his first book.P.S I really want to own English version of this book This book is set in a period of time where titles, status, manners, and integrity of your family s name is very important Vincent Van Gogh is testing all venues of social norms With the constant support, love, and devotion of his brother Theo, Vincent Van Gogh became the artist, man, and living legend he is today A name that will live forever in eternity for his contributions in art He started painting the peasants, laborers, weavers, and the outcast of society long before it was fashionable This book is set in a period of time where titles, status, manners, and integrity of your family s name is very important Vincent Van Gogh is testing all venues of social norms With the constant support, love, and devotion of his brother Theo, Vincent Van Gogh became the artist, man, and living legend he is today A name that will live forever in eternity for his contributions in art He started painting the peasants, laborers, weavers, and the outcast of society long before it was fashionable He actually portrayed these people as he truly saw them in all their hardships, love, perseverance, naivete, kindness, and hatreds leaving the elitist mystified at what was presented before them When he ventured into color and the Impressionists movement in Paris and later in Arles, his work became breathtaking But, his lifecomplex With an unsettled mind that only the soul could possibly understand, Vincent Van Gogh take his own life My he rest forever in the peace with the God that created him Quote Try a Cointreau You ll have to experiment for a while to find your permanent drink Vincent took them in the full spirit of friendship which knows that the difference between giving and taking is purely temporal I bought this book because it interested me on two levels First, and ridiculously foremost, the authors name Irving The last name of my beloved John And secondly, it s a novel about Van Gogh Van Gogh is nothing if not interesting.Yet, I was surprised at just how into this book I was I loved it I loved Van Gogh s story as an artist I loved all that other artists in the story Can you imagine sitting at a cafe in Paris with the likes of Van Gogh, Toulouse Laurtec, Cezanne, Gauguin, Zola an I bought this book because it interested me on two levels First, and ridiculously foremost, the authors name Irving The last name of my beloved John And secondly, it s a novel about Van Gogh Van Gogh is nothing if not interesting.Yet, I was surprised at just how into this book I was I loved it I loved Van Gogh s story as an artist I loved all that other artists in the story Can you imagine sitting at a cafe in Paris with the likes of Van Gogh, Toulouse Laurtec, Cezanne, Gauguin, Zola and Rousseau To listen the the arguments and philosophies of the men that were changing the way that people saw art Because, holy shit would that be awesome I loved Theo, and how much he and Vincent loved each other It s impossible for this book to be all the way true, because how was this author to know the conversations that went on Also, there seems to be dispute about the infamous ear incident Some say the whole thing, some say just the lobe The book says he cut most of it off but left the lobe But I appreciate it all the same Not just a biography, and not just a novel Very good I have been reading biographies of Impressionist, Post Impressionist and Expressionist artists all day I m fascinated and intrigued, muchthan I thought I would be I want to see the movie about Vincent and Theo, aptly named, Vincent Theo, with Tim Roth Also, have been reading the letters of Van Gogh where Vincent highly encourages Theo to smoke a pipe, as it chases away the blues Ha I read this in portuguese and loved it. Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh Whoda thunk it It s like choosing Charlton Heston to play Michelangelo Oh, wait That was done too.I didn t expect to like this that much as I went into it I read The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo and seem to remember thinking it was pretty okay, though strangely I can t recall where or when I read it But I have this issue with books like this, historical fiction if you will It s hard for me to suspend my disbelief in books fe Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh Whoda thunk it It s like choosing Charlton Heston to play Michelangelo Oh, wait That was done too.I didn t expect to like this that much as I went into it I read The Agony and the Ecstasy A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo and seem to remember thinking it was pretty okay, though strangely I can t recall where or when I read it But I have this issue with books like this, historical fiction if you will It s hard for me to suspend my disbelief in books featuring a real person I want to take the author and shake him her a few times and ask repeatedly, Really Was it really like that Did so and so really say that And then heaven forbid the author drop some language that would be inappropriate for the context forget it I then hate the entire book So I went into reading this one thinking I might have that trouble.But I didn t I actually really enjoyed it At least once I reached the halfway mark Once Vincent went off to Paris the story really picked up for me and I realized I seemed to care for these characters In Paris Stone dropped a lot of artist s names, and there was discussion of pointillism and Impressionism and I ll admit my dorky art loving heart expanded just a wee bit at all of that Toulouse Lautrec Hot At the very end of the book there s this teeny little note from Stone in which he discusses the believability of his story Apparently he got most of his information from the letters between Vincent and his brother, Theo Incidentally I think I fell in love with Theo in this story That s a good man, that Theo There shouldfolk like him in the world.So whatever I thought about The Agony and the Ecstasy I would say that I probably enjoyed Lust for Life evenI m not sure why I feel dirty admitting that, but I sorta do.And there was this whole bit about van Gogh s painting of Bedroom in Arles which sort of made me gooey with love.Since I m being all intimate here, I will also admit to listening to one of my favorite songsthan once while reading this book today I had picked up Lust for Life in a secondhand book shop, like most of my books, to read on train trips back and forth from Elmwood Park to downtown Chicago, where I worked opposite the Chicago Tribune building on Michigan Avenue I knew only a little about art or literature then, and I haven t improved much since that time, although after having read Irving Stone s biography of Van Gogh, I appreciated art and artists muchI had already read Maugham s The Moon and Sixpence based on Paul I had picked up Lust for Life in a secondhand book shop, like most of my books, to read on train trips back and forth from Elmwood Park to downtown Chicago, where I worked opposite the Chicago Tribune building on Michigan Avenue I knew only a little about art or literature then, and I haven t improved much since that time, although after having read Irving Stone s biography of Van Gogh, I appreciated art and artists muchI had already read Maugham s The Moon and Sixpence based on Paul Gaugin, which led me to be interested in Van Gogh Irving Stone, up to that point, seemed to meof a popular writer, therefore an inferior one as opposed to a literary one, due to his works being made into movies My views of who was literary and who was not was due to my own inexperience as a reader Movies and music, for that matter, can often be extensions of an original written work rather than a cheap imitation, and nowadays they often enrich the reading experience Irving Stone opened my eyes through his life of Van Gogh It is so well written that many of the scenes of his life have stayed with me, and enriched my visits to art museums where his artworks are displayed, especially the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam I brought back prints of his paintings to my office in Saudi Arabia where I hung one on my wall one of his renditions of the Langlois Bridge, careful not to emphasize too much the human form, since art with human form is bad form according to Wahabi creed, although many young Saudis do not espouse this view today.I encourage readers to try Irving Stone s biographies to see if they suit their tastes After finishing Irving Stone s The Agony and the Ecstasy, I turned to his other historical novel about an artist.Aptly titled Lust for Life, the book covers the short painting career of Dutch post impressionist Vincent van Gogh, who became an artist after failed stints as a teacher and minister He was 27 years old Stone s principal references were the hundreds of letters exchanged between Vincent and his chief patron, his brother Theo Luckily, these correspondences survive Initially, the After finishing Irving Stone s The Agony and the Ecstasy, I turned to his other historical novel about an artist.Aptly titled Lust for Life, the book covers the short painting career of Dutch post impressionist Vincent van Gogh, who became an artist after failed stints as a teacher and minister He was 27 years old Stone s principal references were the hundreds of letters exchanged between Vincent and his chief patron, his brother Theo Luckily, these correspondences survive Initially, the artist s somber palette dark earth tones, lots of browns, mimicked the other Dutch painters But at the encouragement of his brother, Vincent moved to Paris and discovered the brighter hues being used by the Impressionist artists Van Gogh s palette and subject matter brightened as well, but it wasn t until he moved to sunny Arles, to paint the bright fields of the countryside that the struggling painter hit his creative stride He also embraced the color most associated with his work yellow As the summer advanced, everything became burnt up He saw about him nothing but old gold, bronze and copper, covered by a greenish azure sky of blanched heat There was sulphur yellow on everything the sunlight hit His canvases were masses of bright burning yellow He knew that yellow had not been used in European painting since the Renaissance, but that did not deter him The pigment yellow oozed out of the tubes onto his canvas, and there it stayed His pictures were sun steeped, sun burnt, tanned with the burning sun and swept with air, Irving Stone writes.Most of van Gogh s best known works were produced during his time in the French countryside He produced masterpiece after masterpiece as Stone writes Every morning Vincent arose before dawn, dressed, and tramped several kilometers down the river or into the country to find a spot that stirred him Every night he returned with his finished canvas, finished because there was nothinghe could do with it Directly after supper he went to bed He became a blind painting machine, dashing off one sizzling canvas after another without even knowing what he did The orchards of the country were in bloom He developed a wild passion to paint them all He no longer thought about his painting He just painted All his eight years of intense labour were at last expressing themselves in a great burst of triumphal energy Sometimes, when he began working at the first crack of dawn, the canvas would be completed by noon He would tramp back to town, drink a cup of coffee and trudge out again in another direction with a new canvas He did not know whether his painting was good or bad He did not care He was drunk with colour Vincent s frenzy certainly must have led to creative exhaustion Although van Gogh only painted for ten years before committing suicide in 1890, he managed to create an enormous body of work,than 2,000 pieces, including 900 paintings and roughly 1,100 drawings and sketches.An oeuvre that is today worth billions of dollars, while he diedor less penniless with only his brother Theo to mourn his passing.Stone s novel is a good initial peak into the artist s remarkable struggles Either Irving Stone is a brilliant author writing this book in a simplistic style in order to capture Van Gogh s simple lifestyle and open minded thinking for the day or this book is a travesty, one that could have been written elegantly in a way that would have reflected the beauty of Van Gogh s art Since I can t make up my mind which it is, I have compromised with a 3 star rating What I liked The author uses 700 plus letters from Van Gogh to his loving brother, Theo, as the foundation for Either Irving Stone is a brilliant author writing this book in a simplistic style in order to capture Van Gogh s simple lifestyle and open minded thinking for the day or this book is a travesty, one that could have been written elegantly in a way that would have reflected the beauty of Van Gogh s art Since I can t make up my mind which it is, I have compromised with a 3 star rating What I liked The author uses 700 plus letters from Van Gogh to his loving brother, Theo, as the foundation for this novel At the end of the book, Stone tells exactly what minor parts are fiction I was impressed with how accurate he kept this book Not many people lead lives that can be novelised with so few additions and alterations And honestly, the fiction part that Stone added seemed glaringly obvious It was not needed I like that the book was divided into 8 sections comprising of the 8 places where he led his life Each place taught him something new that improved his artwork The author did a good job of writing in such a way that the reader felt like they were inside Van Gogh s head He did this while writing in 3rd person I am glad to know that Van Gogh wasn t just the crazy painter who chopped off his ear as I had thought of him previous to reading this book It was a good history lesson of the time period, also I loved seeing how Van Gogh grew as a person as well as an artist The correlation between good artists and hypersensitive natures was painted in bold strokes.What I didn t like It took me until I reached the Paris section 288 pages to accept the writing style See opening comments I still don t like it but am willing to admit that it may be a stroke of genius I haven t read any of Stone s other novels so don t know if he always writes this way or if he adopted this style as one that suited Van Gogh s life I feel like I must read a biography of Van Gogh now in order to see if Stone s account needs balancing Since it was written entirely from Van Gogh s view of the world, I would like to know what other people felt and how they saw Van Gogh Its difficult for me to believe that Van Gogh was as innocent as he comes across to the reader of this book But maybe he was Maybe he was so innocent as to appear different from other folks causing the widespread dislike with the exception of the Borinage The Borinage could be explained by that the fact that they were honest, simple folk like Van Gogh and therefore a natural bond was formed So, all in all, I m glad I read this book, but won t deny that it was a struggle to plow through I was going to gripe SO HARD about this book until the very last author s notes when I realized the book was published in 1934 and Irving Stone actually got first hand accounts of people who actually knew Van Gogh.The good1 The research and consistency with at least some research on Van Gogh and what is believed have been the sequence of events in his life he relies on VG s letters to his brother Theo, of which there are 8002 I learned about Theo Van Gogh the unheralded, loyal to a faul I was going to gripe SO HARD about this book until the very last author s notes when I realized the book was published in 1934 and Irving Stone actually got first hand accounts of people who actually knew Van Gogh.The good1 The research and consistency with at least some research on Van Gogh and what is believed have been the sequence of events in his life he relies on VG s letters to his brother Theo, of which there are 8002 I learned about Theo Van Gogh the unheralded, loyal to a fault, younger brother of Vincent It was really because of Theo that Vincent got himself known at all Theo supported him financially and emotionally all his life even when others forsook him.3 Fascinating time period the convergence of the the big personalities in art Paul Gaugin, Seurrat, Rousseau and literature Zola, Maupassant must have been quite an intellectual primordial soup to have lived through They all come across as whackos of course, but this is la vie de l art The bad1 The dialogue is hilariously overwrought I thought I was reading the script of a soap A lot of operatic scenes of unrequited love, and expressions of magnificent pain I really didn t enjoy the language and I think it has a lot to do with how old the book is maybe this is how people expressed drama in the 30s 2 I listened to a narration of this book and I really, really, really disliked the male narrator s rendition of female voices It was AWFUL and cringeworthy.3 Can you put a real life character in the bad column just because you didn t like him I guess I m going to What a whiny brat VGV turns out to be I know, I know, he most likely suffered from undiagnosed depression all his life but holy hell he whinged an awful lot His poor parents and brother spend he whole time bailing him out of money troubles and women troubles and this guy just keeps whining I go back to my belief that when great creators create beautiful things, we have to sing the praises of all the supporting cast who let the person even come to a point where that creation was possible Without Theo, Vincent would have basically starved himself and never created anything.Side note After reading about all these deep and intense artists, I wonder if their ghosts are upset that their work now adorns dorm rooms and plastic coasters I wonder if they would be happy to see so many people enjoy their work, or they would feel furious by the pedestrian way we treat what to them was the work of their life