Vincent van Gogh Coloring Book
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890) is often considered a tragic figure, yet he could be delightfully amusing. Writing to his sister Willemina from Provence, the artist offered a self-portrait in prose: “My complexion has changed from green-greyish-pink to greyish-orange . . . and I am always very dusty, always more bristlingly loaded like a porcupine, with sticks, painter’s easel, canvases and further merchandise. Only the green eyes have remained the same.” One can just picture the man-porcupine trundling along a country road, on his way to paint a sunny harvest landscape. Though he spent it in poverty and poor health, that first summer in the south of France may have been the happiest period in a life often disrupted by anxiety and disappointment. Two years later, this extraordinary man was laid to rest in Auvers-sur-Oise, a village northwest of Paris.
On the inside front and back covers of this coloring book you’ll find twenty-one reproductions of Van Gogh’s paintings. When you color in the line drawings, you might want to copy colors from the original works, or you might decide to use a color scheme all your own.
Soft cover book with staple binding
48 pages with 21 images to color
Size: 8½ x 11 in.
Coloring pages are blank on the back so they can be cut out and displayed.