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Van Gogh and the Post-Impressionists for Kids : Their Lives and Ideas, 21 Activities
by Carol Sabbeth


Overview - Swirling, curling brushstrokes. Vivid colors. Thick layers of paint. These are the hallmarks of a painting by Vincent van Gogh, whose work his fellow artist Paul Cezanne once called "that of a madman." But Van Gogh and the Post-Impressionists for Kids moves beyond the image of the mad pauper to reveal a complex young man who loved nature and reading, spoke four languages, and enjoyed a successful career as a gallery salesman before embarking on studies as a minister and, finally, finding his calling as an artist.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Swirling, curling brushstrokes. Vivid colors. Thick layers of paint. These are the hallmarks of a painting by Vincent van Gogh, whose work his fellow artist Paul Cezanne once called "that of a madman." But Van Gogh and the Post-Impressionists for Kids moves beyond the image of the mad pauper to reveal a complex young man who loved nature and reading, spoke four languages, and enjoyed a successful career as a gallery salesman before embarking on studies as a minister and, finally, finding his calling as an artist.

Kids journey from the Netherlands to Paris to southern France as they learn about van Gogh's friendships with four other like-minded painters who admired but were determined to depart from Impressionism: Paul Gauguin, Paul Signac, Emile Bernard, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Aspiring artists and history buffs learn not only how these Post-Impressionists' daring shapes, colors, and techniques distinguished their work from what was painted before but also how the men helped one another and whether or not they always got along.

Twenty-one creative projects bring history and art to life. Readers will create a Starry Night peep box, make a Pointillist sailboat (that can really sail ), craft a Japanese fold-out album, and much more. The text includes a time line, glossary, and reading list for further study.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781569762752
  • ISBN-10: 1569762759
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • Publish Date: May 2011
  • Page Count: 144
  • Reading Level: Ages 9-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.58 x 10.61 x 0.36 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.21 pounds

Series: For Kids

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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Art
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