As I mentioned, this book did not have a lot of action, which is probably typical of the time of the circumstance. It is here that twenty-year-old Maurguerite Gachet has grown up, attending to her father and brother ever since her mother's death. Both a love story and historical novel, The Last Van Gogh recreates the final months of Vincent's life - and the tragic relationship between a young girl brimming with hope and an artist teetering on despair. However, I would have liked a deeper insight into Van Gogh's earlier life. I had just finished reading The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman and absolutely loved the novel. Van Gogh was in Auvers-sur-Oise, battling his addiction to absinthe and painting prolifically while under the care of Dr. Alyson Richman is an amazing writer, looking forward to reading more books by her! A young woman steps off a boat in a scenic coastal village.
The Last Van Gogh followed the last seventy days of Vincent Gogh's life, which were spent in the little French village, Auvers-sur-Oise. I am in the middle of another book by Alyson Richman, The Rhythm of Memory, and once again she is orchestrating a beautiful retelling of history. The Last Van Gogh is a work of fiction, but it's well-researched. The love story was pure romantic drivel. Myyntiesineenä juliste oli jotenkin sopimaton mielestäni, olihan absintti yksi suurimmista syistä Vincentin masennukseen. It's a love story that Richman wove into the life of Van Gogh. I took a selfie at the Met Next to his self portrait - I guess that's a double selfie!! While everyone knows how Vincent Van Gogh's story ends, this story about Marguerite is quite sad.
Molemmat miehistä ovat epäonnistuneita taiteilijoita, mutta pysyttelevät sinnikkäästi taidemaailman piireissä. They were kept hidden from the world. They are colorfully drawn, not only their outward appearnace but also their personality. Innostuin tietenkin heti niin, että oli pakko ostaa tuo kirja. Gachet does not allow mixing with the townspeople. They have a very quiet affair, which is probably typical of the time, but seems so tame by today's standards. Secretly they meet together to dive in passion but never crossing the line.
I was on vacation when reading it and it as a perfect book for the time and setting. And Alyson Richman doesn't disappoint in describing these works, their subjects, the materials used and the processes involved. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact. This was a beautiful, painful and well written novel. We read the tale from Marguerite's point of view.
And thoroughly in my happy place. When Vincent visits the Gachets, he sees Marguerite light up when she plays the piano The last 70 days of Vincent van Gogh's life were spent in the village of Auvers-sur-Oise while he was under the care of Dr Gachet, a homeopathic physician and amateur painter. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. The book tells the story of Marguerite Gachet, who lives with her father, her brother, her 'governess' aka her dad's mistress and the 'governess's' daughter in Auvres, a rural French town. Furthermore it should be made clear to all prospective readers what the book will be about. But for Salomé, the path back to love is fraught with painful secrets, and the knowledge that they can never go home again.
Auversin kirkko, jonka Vincent myös maalasi. She even visited the house that the doctor lived and where Van Gogh did his paintings. For when I finished reading The Last Van Gogh, I googled some of the works described to compare with my mind's-eye view. An attraction quickly develops between the artist and Marguerite. We read the tale from Marguerite's point of view.
Marguerite serves as narrator, and though unschooled and naive, her passion and clarity shine through. Although Marguerite has claimed to be a victim, she is often disrespected and reprimanded for wanting to be independent. It's a fast read, and the characters aren't that well dev This is a fiction based on a true story, which makes it quite interesting. She can take a historical figure, one that you may not even have any interest in, and write a historical fiction story that spellbinds you! For when I finished reading The Last Van Gogh, I googled some of the works described to compare with my mind's-eye view. Her writing is so beautiful and picturesque that you can easily see Vincent with his likable, crazy ways.
However, I would have liked a deeper insight into Van Gogh's earlier life. The story starts off slow, but it builds to faster more satisfactory pace as it goes on. Still, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others who want an interesting summer read. Though Marguerite is little more than a servant to her father, a failed painter turned physician who prides himself to an absurd extent on his art collection, she manages, with the help of her cloistered half-sister, to begin a covert flirtation with Van Gogh. And it is here that Vincent Van Gogh will spend his last summer, under the care of Doctor Gachet - homeopathic doctor, dilettante painter, and collector. But a visit to his brother in Paris leaves van Gogh distraught. She did extensive research on the background of Vincent Van Gogh and the doctor that he went to for his depression.
The characters are authentic, making you feel as if you play a minor role in the story. Things take a turn for the worst when Paul grows jealousy of Marguerite independence, vowing to destroy everything that Marguerite holds dear. Although this was a quick, easy read, it didn't come close to 'The Lost Wife'. This author does have the ability to paint with words a person. Margueriten isä, Vincentin lääkäri, on hyvin kärkäs vahtimaan tytärtään heti huomattuaan, että Vincent osoittaa häneen erityistä kiinnostusta. Although she knows how to disappear in a crowd, Elodie is too terrified to slip by the German officers while carrying her poorly forged identity papers.
The plot the author had envisioned is very possible, given the known facts, but its execution was poor. Edited 7-1-2017 This is a fiction based on a true story, which makes it quite interesting. This ability and the epilogue are the only two things I enjoyed about this book, otherwise I would have given it only one star. Gachetien perheessä on monia monimutkaisia osatekijöitä, joita kirjailija sekä faktojen että omien tulkintojensa mukaan. Soon Marguerite secrets are exposed and Vincent is left alone fighting for the woman that he desperately needs. Really made the story come alive.