I'm in the middle of this autobiographical novel about Van Gogh. And let me say that I know nothing about art or Van Gogh. Sure, I've seen some beautiful things and can look at paintings and determine if I like them or not, but I wish I knew more about the techniques of and understanding art. This novel was recommended to me by one of the top artists in the U.S. It has five-star reviews from the big book sites, such as and barnes and noble. So I figured with all of those reviews, this should be a "must-read."
Since this novel published in the 1930's has no pictures (and yes, I checked), I decided to google some of Van Gogh's work. I know his stary night and the sunflowers work, but I wanted to see more. The more I see his work, the more I realize I need to get back to reading. The work is beautiful but I still don't know if I "get it." Anyone?