The Yellow House: Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side

The Yellow House Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side Beginning with their ambition to found an artists colony and ending with each artist going his own way this is the story of how during autumn Van Gogh and Gauguin came to live together for two

  • Title: The Yellow House: Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side
  • Author: Susan Goldman Rubin Jos. A. Smith
  • ISBN: 9780810945883
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beginning with their ambition to found an artists colony and ending with each artist going his own way, this is the story of how, during autumn 1888, Van Gogh and Gauguin came to live together for two months, in Arles, in the south of France It is not only the story of their friendship, it is also about how artists generate and share ideas and how they work.

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    1. Gr 2-5-For a brief period in 1888, two of the world's greatest artists lived and worked together in Arles, in southern France. Though only lasting about eight weeks, this tumultuous period and relationship influenced the work of both men. Rubin does an excellent job of contrasting their two styles (and temperaments) and clearly describes how differently each one treated the same subject. The illustrations include reproductions of their paintings and excellent pictures of the men at work and home [...]

    2. This book is best suited for 2-4 grade. The story follows Vincent van Gogh in the autumn of 1888 when he recently moved to Arles. However, a fellow artist, Paul Gauguin, moves in with him and they share their artistic knowledge with each other. Though they do decide to move apart in the end, each has learned a different technique from the other: van Gogh to paint with his imagination, and Gauguin to capture the colors. I like how detailed this book gets. I had not even heard of this encounter no [...]

    3. This is the story of when Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin lived together in Arles. They were both very different personalities and argued frequently, culminating with the night both men got in a heated confrontation and Van Gogh ended up cutting off his own ear.The writing itself didn't compel me to read so much as the beautiful illustrations did. I thought the story made light of both men's inability to get along with each other. Given how much conflict they both seemed to cause each other, I [...]

    4. The Yellow House tells the story of Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin's eight week stay together where they worked side by side creating beautiful yet very different works of art. Their tumultuous relationship had its share of helpful and harmful effects to Van Gogh's already fragile emotional state. A nice addition to any art or art history unit or just good way to expose your students to an artist.

    5. Review by Cedric, age 7:That was pretty interesting. Paul is like me; he likes red, and take his time. Vincent isn't like me; he uses lots of paint and rushes his painting. I liked Vincent's paintings more, because they are bright and look like nature. Paul has a lot of naked people, which I don't like. I was surprised because everything wasn't perfect, on people's clothes stuff was sticking out, and the colors didn't look right all the time. But I liked learning about the artists.

    6. You know how you can tell if someone gets kids by the way they talk to them? The good ones get down on the ground, look them in the eye and really listen to them felt like this book was created by someone like that. Shyam was fascinated by the little facts and story and never got overwhelmed like he sometimes does with other books on art or art theory. Not surprisingly, the most interesting part for him was when Vincent cuts off his own ear. Of course!

    7. This is the third or fourth book I have read now by Susan Goldman Rubin and I appreciate her biographical picture books for 2nd to 5th graders. It is not easy to find the right balance of information to put into 40 pages and geared at diverse reading levels but she does an admirable job. In this book she looks at the friendship and artwork of Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh.

    8. Biographical portrait of both Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gaguin. The book simply depicts the time they lived together, including some of the turbulence of their relationship (including Van Gogh cutting off part of his ear). The book discusses and portrays the many differences between the two artists with pictures of the artwork of the same objects, side by side. I really liked this book.

    9. This book is a tale of famous painters and artists: Vincent Van Gough and Paul Gauguin as they travel and learn from one another. Can teach students about the importance of historical art and differences in other peoples imaginations versus your own. Also can show your students why it is important to work togetehr and look at how others express themeselves.

    10. Biographical portrait of both Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gaguin. The book simply depicts the time they lived together, including some of the turbulence of their relationship (including Van Gogh cutting off part of his ear). The book discusses and portrays the many differences between the two artists with pictures of the artwork of the same objects, side by side. I really liked this book.

    11. The Yellow House: Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side (Hardcover) by Susan Goldman Rubin looking at the friendship and art works of the two artists and how they saw the world, worked and lived.

    12. a very creative book. i love its story laid inside it. learn vincent's ways of colors. all of the paintings insper me. love it as much as you would do.

    13. Good picture book about the relationship between Van Gogh and Gauguin. I especially like the illustrations. It does have a somewhat abrupt ending.

    14. This book is about Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin and their time living together in the yellow house. Could work well for an art program with grades 2-5.

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