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The Resource Vincent, by Barbara Stok ; translation by Laura Watkinson

Vincent, by Barbara Stok ; translation by Laura Watkinson

Label
Vincent
Title
Vincent
Statement of responsibility
by Barbara Stok ; translation by Laura Watkinson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"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."--Publisher description
Member of
Tone
Illustration
Award
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2016.
Review
Using pop art to describe fine painting, Stok’s offbeat comics biography of Vincent van Gogh follows the Dutch-born painter from his time in Arles, France, to his death. Stok doesn’t try to reproduce van Gogh’s visuals; instead, she uses heavy lines, solid colors, and minimal background details to focus attention on characters and history. When she breaks away from this pattern—in jagged panel lines showing van Gogh’s slipping sanity, or the brilliance of his paintings exploding behind him—it’s emotionally charged and made all the more immediate by the iconography. Stok uses bright nonprimaries and solid background pastels for the figures and action. There’s great beauty, and not just in van Gogh’s madness and passion: sections of his letters to and from his brother Theo are touching. This inventive art biography eschews the usual visual clichés and brings its subject into a sharp and sympathetic focus. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed March 9, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 10, p)
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10424150
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stok, Barbara
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Watkinson, Laura
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Art Masters
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gogh, Vincent van
  • Gogh, Vincent van
  • Gogh, Vincent van
  • Gogh, Vincent van
  • Gogh, Vincent van
  • Painters
  • Painters
  • Arles (France)
  • Arles (France)
Target audience
adult
Label
Vincent, by Barbara Stok ; translation by Laura Watkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2012 as a joint initiative by the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, the Mondriaan Fund and Nijgh & Van Ditmar publishers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000052753576
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
141 pages
Isbn
9781906838799
Lccn
2014431349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881837659
Label
Vincent, by Barbara Stok ; translation by Laura Watkinson
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in 2012 as a joint initiative by the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, the Mondriaan Fund and Nijgh & Van Ditmar publishers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000052753576
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
141 pages
Isbn
9781906838799
Lccn
2014431349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881837659

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