Yellow House: Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Sideby Susan Goldman Rubin, Joseph A. Smith
Living alone in the south of France, Vincent van Gogh missed the company of other painters. Hoping to attract artists to Arles, where he was staying, van Gogh invited Paul Gauguin to come live with him in his Yellow House. For two months, in the fall of 1888, the two men painted side by side. However, they set about their work in very different ways.
Vincent painted what he saw around him; Paul painted from his memory and imagination. Vincent painted quickly, while Paul often worked on paintings over a period of time. Vincent tended to be disorganized and messy, and Paul was very organized and tidy.
A wonderful introduction to the world of artists for young readers, The Yellow House is a thought-provoking story about how artists generate and share ideas and how they work. Along with reproductions of actual paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, the rich and lively illustrations by Jos. A. Smith bring the story to life.
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