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Vincent van Gogh & the Colors of the Wind

by Chiara Lossani

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a fun informational book that discusses the different aspects of vincent van gogh's life and how he has been able to make his amazing pieces of art
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  TUCC | Jul 26, 2017 |
Most people already know the tragic story of Vincent Van Gogh. They know of his talent and of his struggle, but few know his life as it is described in this book. "Vincent van Gogh and the Colors of the Wind" is not just a biography; it's a story of two brothers and their connection to both art and each other. By including the relationship between Vincent and his brother, Theo, the book showcases more than just a great artist with a troubled mind. Readers see not only his passions but his motivations as well. A different aspect of art is shown- the feelings and struggle it takes to produce it. Today, van Gogh's work is regarded as something of beauty, but during its creation, it was marked as something of utter madness. By including both his art and quotes from his letters to Theo, a new appreciation for Vincent van Gogh and his life are discovered in this book. ( )
  tmoore3 | Jan 21, 2016 |
Summary: This book tells the story of Vincent Van Gogh. It touches on the importance of his relationship with his brother, Theo. It tells of his struggles and the people and places that influence his art. This book also has some great illustrations.

Personal Reaction: I liked this book because of the illustrations. The illustrations are bold, colorful and very appealing. Van Gogh is one of my favorites.

Extension Ideas: 1. Have children paint a picture of their own. 2. Discuss Van Gogh and his paintings.
  dianehan | Jul 15, 2014 |
Calling this book a biography is debatable given that there is a personified wind that speaks to Van Gogh throughout the story, but it is a lyrically written, elegantly illustrated introduction to the troubled but brilliant artist. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
I liked this book. It tells the story of Vincent Van Gogh. It touches on the importance of his relationship with his brother, Theo. It tells of his struggles and the people and places that influences his art. I think that although it deals with some heavy issues, it does it in a way that would not offend the parent’s of young readers. The book does contain many paragraphs and the print is small. Some readers may find this intimidating, but the illustrations are bold, colorful, and extremely appealing. I think it would appeal to grades 4-6. It could be used in an art appreciation class, or to teach biographies. ( )
  lalfonso | Mar 26, 2013 |
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“Who’s that madman dressed like a scarecrow wandering in the fields with canvases under one arm and paintbrushes under the other?”

That painter was Vincent van Gogh. Vincent had one true teacher: Nature. Nature taught him about light, shadows, shapes, and colors. And he had one single appraiser: his brother Theo.

But today that “madman” is one of the most famous painters in the world.
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Vincent van Gogh had one true teacher: Nature. Nature taught him about light, shadows, shape, and colors. And he had one single appraiser: his brother Theo. Today Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous painters in the world.

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