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by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona,Cliff Edwards

Download Mystery of The Night Café: Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent van Gogh (Excelsior Editions) ePub
  • ISBN 1438426127
  • ISBN13 978-1438426129
  • Language English
  • Author Diane Apostolos-Cappadona,Cliff Edwards
  • Publisher Excelsior Editions (March 20, 2009)
  • Pages 134
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  • Category Photography
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1998 kb
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Explores the spiritual vision of Van Gogh’s painting The Night Café.

I shall never gaze again upon Vincent's depiction of the Night Café without seeing the figure of Christ draped open in the doorway to the café's inner sanctum.

Author Cliff Edwards examines Vincent Van Gogh's work, "The Night Cafe," unraveling a series of clues while bringing new depth and fresh meaning to one of the artist's "strangest, most mysterious paintings. Much like Van Gogh himself, intimate with a wide variety of literature (Bible, Shakespeare, Dickens, Zola) that helped to shape his artistic expression, Edwards' work is couched in and emerges from an immersion in all of Van Gogh's letters as well as all of the books Van Gogh read and loved. I shall never gaze again upon Vincent's depiction of the Night Café without seeing the figure of Christ draped open in the doorway to the café's inner sanctum.

Having read Edwards', "Van Gogh's Ghost Paintings" previously, this book continues to provide a deeper understanding of the rich personality of Vincent Van Gogh, whose paintings have long intrigued me. I feel so fortunate in having spent some leisurely time at the Rijksmuseum i. . I feel so fortunate in having spent some leisurely time at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam some years ago viewing many of his works first-hand

Book Format: Choose an option. Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. Explores the spiritual vision of Van Gogh's painting, "The Night Cafe. Written like a detective story, this book explores the spirituality of one of the world's most beloved artists, Vincent van Gogh, through one of Western art's most mysterious paintings, The Night Café.

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With this book Maleuvre does not so much intervene in contemporary debates in the humanities as challenges us.Clifford W. Edwards, Author of Mystery of The Night Café: Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent Van Gogh.

With this book Maleuvre does not so much intervene in contemporary debates in the humanities as challenges us to reconsider our investment in some of the existential questions that have long motivated humanistic inquiry. Whatever one's position with respect to the questions Maleuvre raises, the reader is sure to be wonderstruck, provoked, or stirred at some point along the way. -Paul A. Kottman, author of Tragic Conditions in Shakespeare and A Politics of the Scene. Maleuvre's approach is innovative and intriguing.

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Arryar
This is a truly interesting and insightful read about Van Gogh's painting "The Night Cafe" in which author Edwards discusses the spiritual components of the work, and how this spirituality may have evolved in Van Gogh as a result of the artis's life, reading, and inner beliefs and torments. It's fascinating to read how Van Gogh, who was denied a career as a preacher, turned his spiritualty into artistic creativity.

This book is very readable (you don't have to be an intellectual or an art expert to enjoy it) and I am certainly going to check out Edwards' other books on Van Gogh. Highly recommended!
Xisyaco
I like this book. Author Cliff Edwards examines Vincent Van Gogh's work, "The Night Cafe," unraveling a series of clues while bringing new depth and fresh meaning to one of the artist's "strangest, most mysterious paintings." Much like Van Gogh himself, intimate with a wide variety of literature (Bible, Shakespeare, Dickens, Zola) that helped to shape his artistic expression, Edwards' work is couched in and emerges from an immersion in all of Van Gogh's letters as well as all of the books Van Gogh read and loved.

Why write a whole book on one painting--"The Night Cafe"--puzzling over clues in a strange and mysterious painting? Edwards tells us that Van Gogh wanted to "say something comforting" in pictures. As Edwards nudges us step by step towards new ways of seeing, the unimaginable happens--comfort flows like saving grace from Van Gogh's "garish" canvas.

We live in a broken world. As Edwards unravels the clues in "The Night Cafe," Van Gogh reaches out to comfort us.
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In Mystery of the Night Café, Cliff Edwards takes the reader on a journey into the creative genius of Vincent Van Gogh by focusing on one painting that reveals "the inner life and intent of the artist himself." Rather than portraying Van Gogh as a gifted man tormented by fits of mental illness, Edwards shows us through primary sources (the artist's total work, his correspondences, and books and paintings that influenced him) the sheer force of Van Gogh's aesthetic vision that informs all of his work. It is a vision of compassion and service to others, emerging in part from a thoughtful life exposed to repeated loss and failure that grew into a search for the meaning of the self. It is a way of seeing the mystery, the reality behind the form or label, which Van Gogh urges us toward in his paintings. In this sense, the artist's quest is essentially a spiritual one. Edward's discovers the "mystery within a mystery" in this intriguing yet often overlooked painting.

I highly recommend this thoughtful and beautifully illustrated work by Cliff Edwards (author of two previous books on the painter, _The Shoes of Van Gogh_ and _Van Gogh and God_). It is much more than simply a meditation on a single painting by one of the great masters, for through the life of Van Gogh we glimpse the archetypal journey toward the true self.

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Having meditated, as it were, at the shrine of Vincent van Gogh's Night Café while reading Cliff Edwards' book, I must say that the book, in keeping with the painting, is absolutely superb. The author captures in his interpretation not only the holy essence of this work of art but also of the artist. I believe Professor Edwards has got Vincent's spirituality exactly right, including the selfless, sacrificial nature of his death.

Truth is, we all live in some manner of speaking, or some manner of silence, within the Night Café. Cliff Edwards has not only unraveled its mystery, but has led us further into the mysterium tremendum where we come to know the inscrutable nature of our own poverty and desire in the face of the Infinite, which without doubt was Vincent's purpose.

I shall never gaze again upon Vincent's depiction of the Night Café without seeing the figure of Christ draped open in the doorway to the café's inner sanctum. I had sought him elsewhere in the scene. I had even thought the white-clothed figure without legs might symbolize an effigy of the risen Christ (the "innkeeper" as Edwards notes), but until reading this book I had not seen the "Empty Tomb" within the canvas as the thinly veiled visage of the Invisible One, Christus Consolator, just as Vincent envisioned God to be manifest in the life and suffering of the marginal poor of his day, which included himself.

It is Vincent's distinct and indomitable spirit that is captured in the Night Café. By leading us through the work of art back to the artist, thus also to the Ultimate Reality to which the artist symbolically points us, Cliff Edwards deserves a literary award for bringing the mystery of this painting, in concert with Vincent himself, to light.

As you come yourself in sacred pilgrimage before Vincent's alluring "sanctuary" of the Night Café, and as you read Cliff Edwards in order to gain his deep in-sight, be prepared to ponder the profound Mystery that Vincent conveys, which is to say, to understand it by standing under it long enough to see what otherwise remains invisible to the observing eye.