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