Discover the life and work of the famous painter Vincent van Gogh. En route to the South of France! Escape to the land of colours. Knock Knock ... Who’s there? No one in the blue room! Vincent went to paint in sunny Provence. Hooray! His friend Paul Gauguin arrived ... The sun is shining. Van Gogh is crazy? He painted pictures of sunflowers and irises ... Do you want one? In here! A colourful interactive book to discover the art while having fun!
A hardback edition of the popular MoMA Artist Series, with larger reproductions of Van Gogh’s artworks. Vincent van Gogh is one of the modern art’s most celebrated figures, and his painting The Starry Night is one of the touchstones of the modern period. Painted at the tumultuous end of the artist’s life, Van Gogh’s imagined firmament, executed in deep blues and brilliant yellows, continues to capture the imaginations of all who view it. Its mystery, its evocation of the infinite, and its ability to inspire wonder have long made it one of the most beloved works in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. An essay by art historian Richard Thomson looks in depth at the artist’s career – from Van Gogh’s turn to art at a relatively late age to the complex and difficult days at the end of his life – and the making of this luminous painting.
The turbulent life of Vincent van Gogh is a constant source of inspiration and intrigue for artists and art lovers. In this beautiful graphic biography, artist and writer Barbara Stok documents the brief and intense period of creativity Van Gogh spent in Arles, Provence. Away from Paris, Van Gogh falls in love with the landscape and light of the south of France. He dreams of setting up an artists' studio in Arles – somewhere for him and his friends to paint together. But attacks of mental illness leave the painter confused and disorientated. When his friend and fellow artist Paul Gauguin refuses to reside permanently at the Yellow House, Van Gogh cuts off part of his ear. The most notorious event of art history has happened – and Van Gogh's dreams are left in tatters. However, throughout this period of intense emotion and hardship, Vincent's brother Theo stands by him, offering constant and unconditional support. Stok has succeeded in breathing new life into one of the most fascinating episodes of art history.