There are no discussion topics on this book yet. From the author of National Book Award finalist Charles and Emma comes an incredible story of brotherly love. $39 for a year.
I really tried, but I just found it boring, choppy, had no flow, and not the least bit engaging. . Vincent.Theo van Gogh is the manager of Goupil & Cie, a successful art gallery on the fashionable Boulevard Montmartre in Paris. The language is highly visual throughout, inviting readers to imagine the view for themselves. I couldn’t put it down. Confidant, champion, sympathizer, friend―Theo supported Vincent as he struggled to find his path in life. I particularly liked the audio for the authentic pronunciation of other languages. I had read so much about this artist in the past, including his letters to Theo, that I didn't expect to learn much more. This illuminating glimpse into the van Goghs’ turbulent life and historical period will add compelling depth to readers’ understanding of the iconic painter. " . The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. The writing is straightforward and clear. But we will draw Vincent as clearly as we can using not only impressions but also strong lines, sharp details. Theo was Vincent’s champion, Vincent Theo’s inspiration. While there, we visited the Van Gogh Museum (I think. My daughter-in-law is a high school art teacher and I ordered her a copy for her classroom.
Even if you have no plans to visit the museum in Amsterdam, I would still highly recommend this book. Loved the way we see he and his brother become close, as well as drift apart. April 18th 2017 Parents need to know that Deborah Heiligman's Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers won a 2018 Michael L. Printz Honor and the 2018 Young Adult Library Services Association Nonfiction Award.
There are various editions of Vincent's letters, including a 2009 version endorsed by the Van Gogh Museum that contains all Van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo.
―VOYA, on Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers, "The unlikely, and happy marriage of Charles Darwin and Emma Wedgewood comes to life in Heiligman's intelligent and fast-moving book." There is a fair bit here that will feel familiar to those who have read about Vincent before. I have an issue with this work described as "meticulously researched." Years of letters seem to focus on endless discussions of finances (most often, Vincent asking for money from Theo), romantic trials with various ladies of ill repute, and health issues (including those caused by venereal deceases).
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction (2017), YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults (2018). Meticulously researched, drawing on the 658 letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, Deborah Heiligman weaves a tale of two lives intertwined and the extraordinary love of the Van Gogh brothers. I thought great artists were born, which is true in a limited way, but like gifted musicians, they still must spend hours a day for years in order to develop that talent. He was called to paint the world as he saw it, and was miserable unless he was painting. Had she done that, he might have just faded away.
Author I didn't expect to read it in less than 24 hours and to absolutely LOVE it. And Heiligman's writing style here drew me in from the beginning. Full Review Full of extraneous, deeply unimportant details, while failing to flesh out facts -- for example, about the nature and disease course of syphilis -- that are important to the story. Heart-gripping, page-turning, and inspiring.
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