New Book Based on the Letters of Vincent Van Gogh Contains Surprising Revelations
Laguna Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2010 — Creative Storytellers, Publishers, is pleased to announce the release of a new and revealing book by William J. Havlicek, Ph.D. entitled “Van Gogh’s Untold Journey” based largely on Vincent van Gogh’s astonishing letters of which over 900 exist. This important work—the result of over 15 years of research—provides new insight into Van Gogh’s true character nurtured from his abiding faith, the influence of family, and the tender solicitude he felt for mankind.
Havlicek’s book features many vibrant images of Van Gogh’s work, and holds some compelling revelations. These include the role played by Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, his sister-in-law, without whom little of the inimitable Vincent would ever have been known; and the artist’s vicarious relationship with Charles Dickens.
Perhaps most revealing is Havlicek’s discovery of how the inspired words of Victor Hugo, embodied in one of his characters in Les Misérables, gave Van Gogh the idea for one of his most celebrated paintings of all—”The Starry Night”. This particular revelation is sure to astound the art world.
“Van Gogh’s Untold Journey” also dispels much of the myth that has come to surround Vincent’s tumultuous life. In the words of the author, the book instead illuminates “…an unknown, adventurous, deeply compassionate man whose essence seems to have been lost in the dramatic and often apocryphal stories surrounding his illness and early death.”
“Van Gogh’s Untold Journey”, printed in Belgium by Die Keure, one of the finest art book producers, is now available through Creative Storyteller’s website atwww.CreativeStorytellers.com/vangogh/.