Stories of Art: Friendly Postman (Art of Van Gogh)
Vincent Van Gogh was a troubled soul. Yet he produced some of the most vibrant and uplifting paintings in history. The Friendly Postman is the story of the postman who brought Vincent letters from his brother, Theo, when the artist lived in Arles. These letters played a vital role in encouraging Vincent to keep on painting through difficult times.
These are charming books! Each tells a story around the painter and works. The paintings help tell the story of what the artist saw around them. These are considered biographies, but with an element of historical fiction as well: interesting and readable! Illustrations are all inspired by the style of the artist. You are drawn into the art and really absorb it. In the back of each are several examples of the artists work and a basic timeline. Its nice to read a story about an artist, not just the facts of their lives and works. 9.5" x9.25", 34 pgs, pb. ~ Sara