Vincent's Colors

Vincent's Colors By Vincent van Gogh The Metropolitan Museum of Art William Lach, Vincent s Colors Vincent van Gogh is one of the world s most famous artists Throughout his life he wrote to his younger brother Theo about his colorful dynamic paintings This book pairs the artist s paintings with
  • Title: Vincent's Colors
  • Author: Vincent van Gogh The Metropolitan Museum of Art William Lach
  • ISBN: 9780811850995
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Vincent's Colors By Vincent van Gogh The Metropolitan Museum of Art William Lach, Vincent van Gogh is one of the world s most famous artists Throughout his life, he wrote to his younger brother, Theo, about his colorful, dynamic paintings This book pairs the artist s paintings with his own words Van Gogh s descriptions, arranged as a simple rhyme, introduce young readers to all the colors of the rainbowand beyond The descriptive words combine with sVincent van Gogh is one of the world s most famous artists Throughout his life, he wrote to his younger brother, Theo, about his colorful, dynamic paintings This book pairs the artist s paintings with his own words Van Gogh s descriptions, arranged as a simple rhyme, introduce young readers to all the colors of the rainbowand beyond The descriptive words combine with spectacular reproductions of many of the artist s most beloved and important works to create a perfect art book for young and old alike.
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    1. Vincent van Gogh The Metropolitan Museum of Art William Lach

      Vincent Willem van Gogh, for whom color was the chief symbol of expression, was born in Groot Zundert, Holland The son of a pastor, brought up in a religious and cultured atmosphere, Vincent was highly emotional and lacked self confidence Between 1860 and 1880, when he finally decided to become an artist, van Gogh had had two unsuitable and unhappy romances and had worked unsuccessfully as a clerk in a bookstore, an art salesman, and a preacher in the Borinage a dreary mining district in Belgium , where he was dismissed for overzealousness He remained in Belgium to study art, determined to give happiness by creating beauty The works of his early Dutch period are somber toned, sharply lit, genre paintings of which the most famous is The Potato Eaters 1885 In that year van Gogh went to Antwerp where he discovered the works of Rubens and purchased many Japanese prints.In 1886 he went to Paris to join his brother Th o, the manager of Goupil s gallery In Paris, van Gogh studied with Cormon, inevitably met Pissarro, Monet, and Gauguin, and began to lighten his very dark palette and to paint in the short brushstrokes of the Impressionists His nervous temperament made him a difficult companion and night long discussions combined with painting all day undermined his health He decided to go south to Arles where he hoped his friends would join him and help found a school of art Gauguin did join him but with disastrous results In a fit of epilepsy, van Gogh pursued his friend with an open razor, was stopped by Gauguin, but ended up cutting a portion of his ear lobe off Van Gogh then began to alternate between fits of madness and lucidity and was sent to the asylum in Saint Remy for treatment.In May of 1890, he seemed much better and went to live in Auvers sur Oise under the watchful eye of Dr Gachet Two months later he was dead, having shot himself for the good of all During his brief career he had sold one painting Van Gogh s finest works were produced in less than three years in a technique that grew and impassioned in brushstroke, in symbolic and intense color, in surface tension, and in the movement and vibration of form and line Van Gogh s inimitable fusion of form and content is powerful dramatic, lyrically rhythmic, imaginative, and emotional, for the artist was completely absorbed in the effort to explain either his struggle against madness or his comprehension of the spiritual essence of man and nature.

    351 thoughts on “Vincent's Colors”

    1. Vincent van Gogh s art is fabulous This book isn t that great though But I didn t get it for the words, so I suppose it was exactly what I wanted.



    2. A fantastic picture book introduction to the most famous art works of Vincent Van Gogh The book begins with a brief description of Van Gogh s life and art, in order to give a bit of context Following that, each page contains one painting along with a line from Van Gogh s own writings Charming


    3. I love that this book uses Vincent s own words showcased alongside his pieces There are only 5 8 words on each page, which leaves room for the reader to interpret and appreciate the artwork in my opinion I do wish the artwork was made to fit onto the pages the pieces were cropped into a square shape, which I especially didn t like when it came to the landscapes.


    4. Simple and short phrases about the colors in various Van Gogh paintings.Each 2 page spread is a Van Gogh painting on one page and then the words on the other.The words are from Vincent s letters to his brother, although they admit that some are loosely translated.Beautiful introduction to some of Van Gogh s most famous works End matter gives titles and information on each painting.


    5. The art is inspiringly selected and well presented in a high quality color format, but the text paired with the photos didn t work for me It might be that there are only a few words on each page, as if this book was trying to be a baby reader, when actually the concepts are fairly hard Children deserve clarity, if they are reading it alone, or the adult reading it to them deserves a bit help from the author, whether that comes from a small type picture caption or an in line explanation.For exa [...]



    6. Summary Statements from the correspondence of Van Gogh are paired with his pictures in an exploration of color.Review A great way to introduce an artist and practice colors The use of his own words make this paring of art and colors both effective and touching Positive review by Horn book, The phrases form a simple rhyme, the words prompting young readers to recognize specific visual details in the art Also positive review by SLJ, A perfect addition as a picture book or as a simple introduction [...]


    7. Vincent s Colors is a great book that takes Van Gogh s paintings and talks about them in simple ways Instead of talking about his paintings in a historical sense and what they mean they talk about the colors that he chooses to use whether they be odd or normal colors used for specific things I love this book because Van Gogh is one of my favorite artists It views actual paintings that he has created which would help teach students become familiar with his work and learn to recognize his painting [...]


    8. This book was okay on the cover it says words and pictures by Vincent Van Gogh which is true sort of Each page has maybe six or seven words which, while taken from letters between VG and his brother, are really mere short descriptions that the editor herself could have written Examples are A yellow sky a man in a red cap I know it should be simple for children but really if you re going to pull excerpts from his letters they should be worthy of being called excerpts.


    9. I love the simplicity of this book Primarily it s a catalog of Van Gogh paintings, with limited words Each page a new painting, with a line of text describing it At the back of the book, details on each painting Simple, clean, quick, enjoyable read It s about the paintings than the words Great for all ages.


    10. This book is extremely simple On each page, it has photos of Van Gogh s work with the title, so it becomes educational for the parent as well The colors are bold and vibrant to stimulate the mind s of young children This book makes a wonderful and thoughtful gift.


    11. Wow, what a nice book for introducing Van Gogh to children The book includes several of Van Gogh s well known, brightly colored paintings, with descriptive words that many young readers have already mastered.


    12. This book includes both vivid images as well as words from the artist from some of his letters that he wrote to his family It is a very good art history book This book is good for children of all ages.


    13. Short bio on Van Gogh Descriptions in his own words of his famous artwork Simple text, easy words for younger children to read and comprehend Could use this book during an art lesson or when talking about descriptive words to spice up a writing piece and add interest.


    14. I like the idea of this book.They ve used one line to comment on some of Van Gogh s paintings The lines are VG s own words.It s suitable for level one readers.


    15. Vincent van Gogh is an artist that created many masterpieces Throughout his life he wrote letters to his brother, and described his many paintings This book is great for art lovers.


    16. Gorgeous book that I was going to give to my nephew, but I ve decided to keep for myself, and I can read it to him when he comes to visit me.


    17. Vincent Van Gogh is my favorite artist I love how his paintings were put in with his exact words in this children s book Starry Night is a great painting but he has so many others Swirly.







    18. My sis gave me this at Christmas Although, she forgot the paint by numbers set I requested with the book.



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