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Vincent Van Gogh

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Annotated Bibliography

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Dear Theo: The Autobiography of Vincent van Gogh Author: Irving Stone Publisher: Signet Publication Date: 1969 ISBN: 0451162463   Each night, when the hours of painting and drawing were over, Vincent van Gogh put pen to paper and poured out his heart through letters - no thought was too small, no element of his craft too insignificant, no happening too trivial but it was scrupulously recorded and shared. Irving Stone has edited the letters of Vincent in such a way as to retain every line of beauty, significance and importance. "Vincent was as great a writer and philosopher," Stone says, "as he was a painter."

 

Paintings: Vincent van Gogh Authors: Evert van Uitert Louis van Tilborgh and Sjraar van Heugten Publisher: Arnoldo Mondadori Publication date: 1990 ISBN: 88-242-0023-0 This is a catalog of the works in the special exhibit at the Rijksmuseum in Den Haag, the Netherlands honoring the paintings of Vincent van Gogh.  It details the life and works of the artist, with beautiful color illustrations as well as in black and white.  It includes a forward by Queen Beatrix.  

 

Vincent van Gogh 1853-1890 Vision and Reality Author: Ingo F. Walther Publisher: Benedikt Taschen Verlag GmbH and Co. KG Published: 1987 ISBN: 3-8228-0285-9 A biography of the life and works of the Dutch painter.  Beautiful renditions of his paintings reproduced in both color as well as black and white.  A timeline is included with photos as well as facts.

 

Artforms: An introduction to the Visual Arts Authors: Duane Preble, Sarah Preble, Patrick Frank Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers, Inc. Publication Date: 1999 ISBN: 0-321-00229-6 This book introduces Art theory, practice and history for individuals seeking the understanding and enjoyment of art.  Readers will gain a new or expanding awareness of the visual arts.

 

The Complete Painting Course Author: Wendon Blake Publisher: Bonanza Books Publication Date: 1984 ISBN: 0-517-456923 A guide to techniques in Oils, watercolors and acrylics, including step-by-step demonstrations.  Includes simple lessons progressing to more complex ones, all the while building on developing skills.  This book covers the 5 most popular subjects: landscapes, seascapes, portraits, figures and still life.

 

FICTION:

 

The Starry Night Author: Neil Waldman Publisher: Boyds Mills Press Publication date: 1999 ISBN: 1563977362 Vincent Van Gogh befriends a young boy in New York City in this picture book fantasy about art and creativity.

 

Searching for A Starry Night Author:  Christine Verstraete Publisher: Quake (a Division of Echelon Press) Publication Date: June 15, 2008 ISBN-10: 1590805798 A young girl, Samantha, helps her mother search for a missing replica of van Gogh’s starry night and get it back to the museum.  Family secrets and an ancient curse add to the intrigue and mystery.

 

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Author:  E.L. Konigsburg Publisher: Aladin Publication Date:1967 ISBN: 0689711816 Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself.  

 

A trick of the eye Author:  Dennis Haseley Publisher: Dial Books Publication Date: 2004 ISBN: 0803728565 Upon discovering that he can enter paintings and speak with the people in them, a twelve-year-old boy sets out on a journey of discovery that ultimately leads to his own forgotten past.

 

Charlotte in Giverny Author: Joan McPhail Knight Publisher: Chronicle Publication Date:  2000 ISBN: 0811823830 Young Charlotte, visiting from Boston, sends time in Giverny, France in an artists' colony near Monet's  home in the 1890‘s.   Paintings of the period are featured.

 

Bridge to Terabithia Author: Katherine Paterson Publisher:  Harper Trophy Publication Date: 1987 ISBN 0064401847 The life of a ten-year-old boy in rural Virginia expands when he becomes friends with a newcomer who subsequently meets an untimely death trying to reach their hideaway, Terabithia, during a storm.   This story has a favored art teacher with whom the boy is on a trip to the Smithsonian Museum of Art when the tragedy occurs.  

 

OTHER MEDIA:  

 

Song: Vincent (Starry Starry Night) By: Don McLean Don McLean live album Don Mclean wrote Vincent in 1971 after reading a book about the life of artist Vincent van Gogh.  In the 1970’s, the van Gogh museum in Amsterdam played the song daily and a copy of the sheet music, together with a set of van Gogh’s paint brushes, is buried in a time capsule beneath the museum.  

 

Song: Vincent van Gogh (No stereo) By: Greg Percy Songs in the Key of Art, Volume 1 Greg is an Art Educator/Musician who writes songs about artists and art for kids (and adults!).  Each of his songs explore a particular artist or artists theme, and in this case van Gogh, intertwined with fun, humorous lyrics.

 

www.webexhibits.org/vangogh/ This website displays the actual letters that Vincent wrote to Theo.  They are very well cataloged, and you can look up information on most any topic that was discussed in the letters.  It includes a chronology of the letters.

 

 www.metmuseum.org This website is the gateway into the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Enter through the explore and learn section and students can discover the artwork of the ages.

 

www3.vangoghmuseum.nl This website is for the van Gogh museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  The Van Gogh Museum houses the world's largest collection of work by Vincent van Gogh.

 

 

 

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