About The Met Vincent van Gogh
See the world through Vincent van Gogh’s eyes and be inspired to produce your own masterpieces.
Have you ever wondered exactly what your favourite artists were looking at to make them draw, sculpt, or paint the way they did? In this charming illustrated series, created in full collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can see what they saw, and be inspired to create your own artworks, too. In the pages of this book, What the Artist Saw: Vincent van Gogh, meet famous Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. Step into his life and learn what led him to paint his eye-catching self portraits. See the landscapes that inspired his famous Wheat Fields. Have a go at painting your own sunflowers!
Follow the artists’ stories and find intriguing facts about their environments and key masterpieces. Then see what you can see and make your own art. Take a closer look at nature with Georgia O’Keeffe. Try crafting a story in fabric like Faith Ringgold, or carve a woodblock print at home with Hokusai. Every book in this series is one to treasure and keep – the perfect gift for budding artists to explore exhibitions with, then continue their own artistic journeys.DK