About this book
In the most celebrated cohabitation in art history, Paul Gauguin shared a home in Arles with Vincent Van Gogh for nine turbulent weeks. Gayford presents a portrait of this psychologically explosive but artistically productive period, which received great reviews and was serialised on Radio 4. This paperback edition is illustrated with Van Gogh's paintings.
An account of the tumultuous nine weeks in which the famous nineteenth century artists Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin shared a house in the small French town of Arles. It is an exploration of a fragile friendship, art, madness, genius behind a shocking act of self-mutilation that the world has sought to explain.