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The Met Vincent van Gogh: He saw the world in vibrant colors (What the Artist Saw) (Hardcover)
See the world through Vincent van Gogh's eyes and be inspired to produce your own masterpieces.
Have you ever wondered exactly what your favorite artists were looking at to make them draw, sculpt, or paint the way they did? In this charming illustrated series, created in full collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can see what they saw, and be inspired to create your own artworks, too. In the pages of this book, What the Artist Saw: Vincent van Gogh, meet famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. Step into his life and learn what led him to paint his eye-catching self-portraits. See the landscapes that inspired his famous Wheat Fields. Have a go at painting your own sunflowers!
Follow the artists' stories and find intriguing facts about their environments and key masterpieces. Then see what you can see and make your own art. Take a closer look at nature with Georgia O'Keeffe. Try crafting a story in fabric like Faith Ringgold, or carve a woodblock print at home with Hokusai. Every book in this series is one to treasure and keep - the perfect gift for budding artists to explore exhibitions with, then continue their own artistic journeys.
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About the Author
Amy Guglielmo is a co-author of the popular Touch the Art series. Titles include: Brush Mona Lisa's Hair, Make Van Gogh's Bed and Pop Warhol's Top. Amy studied printmaking at the Tamarind Institute in New Mexico. She is an award-winning artist and illustrator, teacher, arts in education consultant, and the founder of Via Verde School of Art in New York City. Amy was a finalist for the 2014 Katherine Patterson Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing. She lives with her husband on Lake Champlain.
Petra Braun is an artist and illustrator settled in the countryside of Austria. Together with her husband and two cats Woody and Berta, she lives in a small house surrounded by woods and rivers.