Van Gogh and the Post-Impressionists for Kids

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

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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 Cézanne 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, Émile 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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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 215 x 279 x 9mm | 548.85g
  • Tuscan, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 colour photos
  • 1569762759
  • 9781569762752
  • 428,119

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This book is an excellent resource for students and teachers. The extensive biographical information not only provides solid material for school reports, but also makes for a truly fascinating read. --School Library Journal
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About Carol Sabbeth

Carol Sabbeth is the author of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Monet and the Impressionists for Kids, and Crayons and Computers. She presents art workshops to children and teachers throughout the United States.
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