Katie and the Sunflowers by James MayhewKatie visits five paintings by Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cezanne! Katie tries to pick the sunflower seeds from the Vincent Van Gogh painting, but when the vase tips over, the flowers go everywhere. Mimi, a little girl from a painting nearby, comes to help Katie, but when Mimis dog Zazou comes too disaster follows! This imaginative fantasy about a mischievous character is an original and fun way to introduce children to art.
A page of notes at the end gives background information on the artists. Includes reproductions of five famous post-Impressionist masterpieces:
Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh
Breton Girls Dancing by Paul Gauguin
Cafe Terrace at Night by Vincent Van Gogh
Still Life, with Apples and Oranges by Paul Cezanne
Tahitian Pastorals by Paul Gauguin
Van Gogh's Sunflower Paintings Documentary
France, Flowers and Friendship: The Interesting Story of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
Color Photos. Sepia Photos. Modern Abstract. Pop Art. Classical Renaissance Art. Romanticism Art. Neoclassical Art.
Vincent van Gogh's sunflower paintings opened a door to a new evolution in decor and art. Not only did Vincent van Gogh inspire others to paint sunflowers, but he also created a trend that would span various lifestyles and personas. Van Gogh's infamous sunflowers altered many views on color schemes, exaggerated features, and stereotypically beautiful flowers in minimalistic form. Rivera was influenced strongly by Vincent van Gogh, but also portrayed his personal political message in his art. His paintings offer a lot of social commentary about the time period, and involve turbulent expressions of anti-establishment views.