by Sophie Collins
The Biographic series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world's greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the defining 50 facts, dates, thoughts, habits and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey all of them in vivid snapshots
Many people know that Vincent van Gogh (1853–90) was a 19th-century Dutch artist, a leading light of the Post-Impressionist movement who painted Sunflowers and cut off his own ear. What, perhaps, they don’t know is that he sold, in his lifetime, only one of the 2,100 artworks he painted; that his work Dr Paul Gachet sold for $152 million; that he wrote over 800 letters; and that he sent that famous ear wrapped in brown paper to a brothel. This book presents an instant impression of his life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the artist behind the pictures.
- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Publisher: Ammonite Press (November 1, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-1781452752
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches