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Breaking van GoghIn Breaking van Gogh James Grundvig investigates the history and authenticity of van Gogh’s iconic Wheat Field with Cypresses currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Relying on a vast array of techniues from the study of the painter’s biography and personal correspondence to the examination of the painting’s style and technical characteristics Grundvig proves that “the most expensive purc. The subject matter is very interesting who wouldn't be intrigued by the fact that the Met may have a forgery hanging on their walls My issues with the book had to with the author; the organization of the book isn't great and some of the evidence isn't well stated enough to be convincing On the other hand the book is well researched and an enjoyable read

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Review ✓ Breaking van Gogh Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ In Breaking van Gogh James Grundvig investigates the history and authenticity of van Gogh’s iconic Wheat Field with Cypresses currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York Relying on a vast array of techThe incredible story of this piece from the artist’s brushstrokes in sunlit southern France to a forger’s den in Paris the art collections of a prominent Jewish banking family and a Nazi sympathizing Swiss arms dealer and finally the walls of the Met The riveting narrative weaves its way through the turbulent history of twentieth century Europe as the painting’s fate is intimately bound with some of its major players. I found it disappointing Great story but the facts were repeated it felt like the author was padding the pages by delivering the same information over and over again

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Hase” housed in the Met is a fake The Wheat Field with Cypresses is traditionally considered to date to the time of van Gogh’s stay in the Saint Rémy mental asylum where the artist produced many of his masterpieces After his suicide these paintings languished for a decade until his sister in law took them to a family friend for restoration The restorer had other ideasIn the course of his investigation Grundvig traces. I really enjoyed this book and I learned a lot however the last third felt like the author had an axe to grind and a need to prove that he NOT an art historian was much smarter than trained art historians and Van Gogh experts