Vincent van Gogh Floral Writer's Notebooks: Set of Three

About the Artist

Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is one of the most popular and universally recognized artists of all time. A remarkably prolific artist, he produced approximately 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings during a brief career spanning a mere decade. Following a succession of jobs, including a position as an art dealer, he moved in 1880 to the Borinage region of Belgium to work as a lay missionary among the miners. It was there that he decided to become an artist. Largely self-trained, in 1886 he moved to Paris, where he spent three months in the studio of the painter Fernand Cormon. He also made the acquaintance of a number of avant-garde artists including Paul Gauguin. Following two fruitful but emotionally draining years, he left Paris and moved to Arles, a town in southern France. Deeply inspired by the sun-drenched landscape and the picturesque character of the region and its inhabitants, Van Gogh developed what would become his signature style, marked by lush impasto, energetic brushwork, and vibrant color. In May 1889, the emotionally troubled artist voluntarily admitted himself as a patient at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in nearby Saint-Rémy, where he remained for a year. In May 1890, he moved to Auvers-sur-Oise, where he stayed until he took his own life two months later.

Vincent van Gogh Floral Writer's Notebooks: Set of Three

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Do you need a notebook for a special project? Want to carry along something that's not too cumbersome? Choose one of the three complementary design notebooks from this Van Gogh set.

 

A detail of Almond Blossom (1890) has lined pages and on the inside front cover, the quotation "I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is?" 

 

Sunflowers (1888) has blank pages and the quotation "Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to underwtand art more and more." 

 

Irises (1889) has continental graph-style pages and the quotation "I dream my painting and I paint my dream."

 

At a slim 40 pages, they are just the thickness you need when you're hopping a train to the south of France.

  • Three notebooks: one lined, one graph, one blank
  • 6 x 8 inches, 40 pages each
  • Made of 100% recycled paper


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