Vincent by Barbara Stok

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Barbara Stok ripercorre la storia di Vincent Van Gogh a partire dal suo soggiorno ad Arles.

La graphic novel si concentra sull’emotività del pittore e il suo rapporto con l’arte: la costante spinta al miglioramento l’ha portato a essere autore di più di 800 tra quadri, disegni e schizzi, ma l’ossessione per l’arte e la pittura ha anche accentuato le crisi mentali.

Quello che dai quadri sembra un uomo serio, capace di intimidire, qui emerge nella sua fragilità.

Cruciale nella storia del pittore anche il rapporto con il fratello Theo, mercante d’arte e primo ad apprezzare lo stile di Vincent, sostenitore economico ed emotivo delle scelte del fratello.

Le immagini hanno tratti semplici e la storia ha diversi rimandi ai quadri dipinti da Van Gogh in quel periodo.

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Barbara Stok narrates the story of Vincent Van Gogh since his stay in Arles.

The graphic novel focuses on the painter emotions and his relation with art: the constant strive to improve made him the author of more than 800 paintings, drawings and sketches, but his obsession with art and painting increased his mental illness.

The one that seems a serious man from the paintings here emerges in his fragility.

Another important element in the painter life is his relation with his brother, Theo, an art merchant and the first to understand Vincent’s style, an economic and emotional support of Van Gogh.

The images are simple and colorful and the story has various references to paintings done by Van Gogh in that period.

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Vincent by Barbara Stok ★★★★☆

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