Vincent is a very nice comic book that tells an adorable part of the life of my favourite artist, Vincent van Gogh, that you will read in a snap. Especially if you like Van Gogh, it will be a must in your library, you’ll love it. However, even if you do not have a particular interest in Van Gogh, if you want to learn a few things about this unique artist and have fun at the same time, this may be an excellent book for you.
Vincent is a book that anyone who likes comics will read with great interest, in my opinion, because Barbara Stok has produced a remarkable book. You’ll want to revisit everything in the book, from its lines to its colours. Stok also dealt with the most interesting part of Van Gogh’s life. Van Gogh settles in Arles. He starts to work much better in the heat and colours of this place. When he is not satisfied with the hotel he is staying in; he moves into that beautiful yellow house. He calls his friend Gauguin, whom he loves and respects very much, but Gauguin’s arrival and departure are not good for Van Gogh. A disease that will affect the rest of his life dramatically causes him to cut his ear. And then in addition to trying to live his life in the most normal way possible, he continues to paint exquisite paintings. You better buy this book. I’m sure you’ll admire both Van Gogh’s life and Barbara Stok’s art. Enjoy!
The turbulent life of Vincent van Gogh is a constant source of inspiration and intrigue for artists and art lovers. In this beautiful graphic biography, artist and writer Barbara Stok documents the brief and intense period of creativity Van Gogh spent in Arles, Provence. Away from Paris, Van Gogh falls in love with the landscape and light of the south of France. He dreams of setting up an artists’ studio in Arles – somewhere for him and his friends to paint together.
But attacks of mental illness leave the painter confused and disorientated. When his friend and fellow artist Paul Gauguin refuses to reside permanently at the Yellow House, Van Gogh cuts off part of his ear. The most notorious event of art history has happened – and Van Gogh’s dreams are left in tatters. However, throughout this period of intense emotion and hardship, Vincent’s brother Theo stands by him, offering constant and unconditional support. Stok has succeeded in breathing new life into one of the most fascinating episodes of art history.
Barbara Stok is a Dutch cartoonist, best known for her autobiographical comics like Barbaraal.
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