Henk Tromp's A Real Van Gogh: How the Art World Struggles with Truth PDF


By Henk Tromp

Vincent van Gogh’s work and drawings are fabulously pricey. hundreds of thousands of individuals respect his paintings, yet are these masterpieces all real? To this present day, the overseas artwork global struggles to split the true Van Goghs from the faux ones, and the major query addressed during this ebook is what might take place to paintings specialists after they publicly voice their reviews on a specific Van Gogh (or not). the tale starts off with paintings specialist J.B. de los angeles Faille who found to his personal bewilderment that he had integrated dozens of pretend Van Goghs in his 1928 catalogue raisonné. He desired to set the checklist immediately, yet met with robust resistance from artwork purchasers, creditors, critics, politicians and others, marking the start of a fierce conflict of pursuits that had seized the artwork global for lots of a long time of the 20 th century. In his interesting account of the fight for the true Vincent van Gogh, Tromp indicates the fewer beautiful facet of the paintings global. His reconstruction of many such confrontations yields a bunch of exciting and infrequently bewildering insights into the fates of paintings specialists after they convey unwelcome information.

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In 1904 Bremmer began his own monthly magazine, Moderne kunstwerken (Modern Works of Art), which he stopped publishing in 1910, then launched Beeldende kunst (Visual Arts) in 1913 of which he would be the sole author until 1937. He published books, including the successful Van Gogh: inleidende beschouwingen (Van Gogh: Introductory Discussion, 1911), was a curator of exhibitions, and an advisor to collectors. indd 40 an eye for an eye 29-5-2010 15:23:5429-5-2010 15:23:54 Anton Kröller and his wife, Helene Kröller-Müller.

Bremmer also served as a patron, and provided artists with allowances from his own pocket – sometimes for a good many years – or persuaded others, including the Kröllers, to support them financially. He bought their work, organized exhibitions, wrote about it, and recommended it to course participants and collectors. His efforts benefited scores of artists, among them Charley Toorop, Piet Mondriaan, and Bart van der Leck, as well as less highly rated painters such as Truus van Hettinga Tromp, Henri van Daalhoff, and Jan Zandleven.

57 Supplément De la Faille was determined to keep the matter under wraps. indd 48 an eye for an eye 29-5-2010 15:23:5529-5-2010 15:23:55 . Self-Portrait at the Easel (F ),  x  cm. National Gallery of Art, Washington. .  centimeters wide. He regards it as a genuine and characteristic work by Vincent van Gogh, painted in  during his stay in Arles. It will be described and included in his catalogue raisonné on the master’s work. B. de la Faille” But in February  De la Faille judged it a forgery.

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