This book is the story of the passionate, revolutionary artist Vincent van Gogh and his art-dealer brother, Theo. The two were very close, and when Vincent moved to the countryside to be inspired by and paint nature, they wrote long letters to each other. Art was Vincent's means of personal and spiritual redemption, and the correspondence between Vincent and Theo offers to young readers unique insight into the struggles of being an artist.
My Brother Vincent van Gogh traces Vincent's life and art with fascinating anecdotes and descriptions, such as how Theo introduced Vincent to Paris's most advanced painters, and how Vincent's work changed under the influences of Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Georges Seurat, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The book also includes artistic exercises and games that directly engage children in the act of learning, by asking questions about the paintings and by suggesting activities that will help young people truly understand how a painting is created. For ages ten and up.
Ceciel de Bie is the co-author of See and Do Children's Book: Rembrandt.
This title is out of print. Please look for it at your local libraries and/or used bookstores.
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