Aug 28, 2014

Free Art History Curriculum for Kids: Vincent Van Gogh


"Starry Night" by Vincent Van Gogh.
"Starry Night" is one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings.
Vincent Van Gogh: b. March 30, 1853 (Zundert, Netherlands- find it on the globe) - d. July 29, 1890 (Auvers-sur-Oise, France - find it on the globe) Question: How old was Van Gogh when he died?

Style: Post impressionist (learn more about post-impressionism here)

See some of Van Gogh's most famous paintings here.

Be sure to give your child plenty of time to study each work of art. Ask: What colors did Van Gogh favor? What kind of brush strokes does he use? What do his paintings make you feel?

* Short biography of Vincent Van Gogh
* Slightly longer and more detailed bio of Van Gogh 
* Article: Did Van Gogh's vision create his style of painting?
* Coloring page: "Starry Night"
* Coloring page: more detailed "Starry Night"
* Coloring page: "Room at Arles"
* Coloring page: "Sunflowers"
* Coloring page: "Self Portrait"
* Video: Art with Marti and Dada - Vincent Van Gogh
* Video: Van Gogh inspired art with oil pastels and watercolor
* Activity: Van Gogh inspired finger painting
* Activity: Van Gogh printable art book

Learn more about this free art history curriculum for kids, plus a list of all artists covered so far, by clicking here.

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