Van Gogh: The Taste of Our Time

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CHRONOLOGICAL SURVEY
1853Birth of Vincent Willem Van Gogh, March 30, at the parsonage
of Groot Zundert, a village in Dutch Brabant, near the Belgian
frontier. Eldest son of Pastor Theodorus, who came of an
ancient, much respected Calvinist family, amongst whom
we find clergymen, sailors, business men and art-lovers.
Three of Vincent's uncles were picture-dealers.
1856 Eugène Boudin meets young Claude Monet at Le Havre and
guides his early efforts.
1857May 1: Birth of Theo, Vincent's favorite brother, who is to
be his moral and material stand-by to the end of his days.
1859 Monet and Pissarro meet in Paris. Birth of Seurat.
1860Large-scale private exhibition in Paris of Modern Painting
( Delacroix, Corot, Courbet, Millet).
1861 Edouard Manet shows for the first time at the Salon, and
meets Baudelaire. Paul Cézanne's first stay in Paris.
1862 Monet, Renoir and Sisley meet in Paris at Gleyre's studio.
Degas paints his first horse races at Longchamp.
1863Salon des Refusés. Sharp attacks on Manet. Death of Delacroix.
1864 Pissarro exhibits at the Salon, figuring as "Corot's pupil."
Birth of Toulouse-Lautrec at Albi.
1865Studies at the Provily boarding-school in the neighboring
town of Zevenbergen until 1869.
1865 Manet exhibits "Olympia."
1866 Renoir and Sisley paint together at Marlotte (Forest of
Fontainebleau).
1867Paris World's Fair. Extreme severity of the Salon jury:
all the Impressionists are rejected, except Degas. Death of
Baudelaire and Ingres. Birth of Pierre Bonnard.
1869July 30: Employed at the Goupil art-gallery at The Hague,
then at Brussels. Reads much and visits museums.
1869 Renoir and Monet work at Bougival. The Impressionist
technique takes form. Birth of Henri Matisse.
1870Franco-Prussian War. Proclamation of the Third Republic.
1871The Paris Commune. Birth of Georges Rouault.

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  • Title Page 1
  • Critical Study 2
  • Chronological Survey 5
  • Chapter One - The World of Van Gogh 13
  • Chapter Two - Towards Fulfillment 35
  • Chapter Three - Van Gogh's Life 81
  • Selected Bibliography 117
  • Index of Names 121
  • Contents 125
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