Fantastic Forgeries: Paint Like Van Gogh

Fantastic Forgeries: Paint Like Van Gogh by Van Gogh Museum and Joanne Shurvell

A Step-by-Step Course to Painting Van Gogh’s Classic Artworks

Format: Paperback / softback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781631061462
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Learn the innovative techniques of Vincent Van Gogh as you re-create some of his most famous paintings in Fantastic Forgeries: Paint Like Van Gogh.

Hugely prolific, Vincent Van Gogh produced over 2000 works (nearly 900 paintings and more than 1,100 drawings and sketches) in a ten-year period. His story and (largely) self-taught skills are an inspiration to budding artists everywhere. Fantastic Forgeries is a simple course in the artist's legendary skills, so readers can learn his innovative techniques and then adapt and apply those techniques to their own renditions and drawings.

Learn to paint like Van Gogh with this simple step-by-step course in the legendary skills of the great master. Re-create eight famous paintings including Sunflowers, Almond Blossoms, and more. Each chapter will focus on a stunning Van Gogh masterpiece and will explore the history behind the painting. Learn the techniques, re-create the masterpieces, and then apply Van Gogh’s genius to your own paintings!

The Van Gogh Museum is an art museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries. It is located at the Museum Square in the boroughAmsterdam South, close to the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw. The museum is founded in 1973 and located in a building designed by Gerrit Rietveld. The museum's collection is the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings in the world. In 2012, the museum had an estimated 1,438,000 visitors, which makes it the most visited museum in the Netherlands and the 30th most visited art museum worldwide.

Joanne Shurvell is an award-winning travel and arts writer. She is also the owner of PayneShurvell, a contemporary art gallery in London.

Susan Lea is an artist, illustrator, and designer based in Brooklyn, New York. She received a classical training in oil painting and a BA in Studio Art from Sweet Briar College. Susan served as the director of Abrakadoodle of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Through this art education franchise, Susan taught lessons rooted in art history to thousands of children and adults.

Format: Paperback / softback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781631061462
Illustrations: 30
Size: 8 in x 10 in / 203.2 mm x 254 mm
Copying is a time-honored method of artistic practice. Fantastic Forgeries: Paint Like Van Gogh lets you copy eight van Gogh masterworks with the help of gridded templates, plus guidance on color and technique.