Van Gogh in Popular Culture

Van Gogh in Popular Culture

Each month a local artist's work is showcased on the café's walls, which is a
fitting tribute to Van Gogh, who arranged a “gallery” for local artists within one of
his local restaurants, hoping that dinner patrons would appreciate (and perhaps ...

Author: Lynnette Porter

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476623764

Category: Art

Page: 244

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Vincent van Gogh continues to fascinate more than a century after his death in 1890. Yet how much of what is commonly known about this world-renowned artist is accurate? Though he left thousands of works and a trove of letters, the definitive Van Gogh remains elusive. Was he a madman who painted his greatest pieces in a passionate fury or a lifelong student of art, literature and science who carefully planned each composition? Was he a loner dedicated only to his craft or an active collaborator with his contemporaries? Why is he best known for self-mutilation and “The Starry Night”? This book has biographers, scriptwriters, lyricists, actors, museum curators and tour guides, among others, presenting diverse interpretations of his life and work, creating a mythic persona that may, in fact, help us in the search for the real Van Gogh.
Categories: Art

My Van Gogh

My Van Gogh

Shannon paid for his coffee and palmier and sauntered up to the poster that was
set up in front of the Van Gogh café. Look, a drama of night without black, nothing
but the dark blue, Van Gogh had explained to his brother, Théo. Shannon stood ...

Author: Chandani Lokuge

Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing

ISBN: 9781925984170

Category: Fiction


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But he was lying there beside her, waiting for her answer. A stranger. They were strangers. She turned slowly away from him, towards the window. And against the bright blue sky, she saw the storks flying away in formation, an arrow in the sky. They’d started their long journey at last, back to their other home. They’d dared to dream again. And roam the skies for something they’d loved and lost, perhaps. ‘Perhaps,’ she said turning back. In poetic vignettes set against the fascinating exotics of Australia and France, Chandani Lokugé weaves a haunting and meditative story on the spectral gains and losses of travel, the nature of its transience. Through it, she dignifies with grace and tenderness, our unassuageable yearning, when we have lost everything and even ourselves, to anchor to something, someone, somewhere, and the unexpected moment of our arrival. ‘A haunting mystical reading experience, suffused with history, art, and recovery from trauma. An inspired travelogue … the damaged genius of Van Gogh brooding over the narrative, with hints of both joy and anguish.’ Chris Ringrose
Categories: Fiction

Beyond Leveled Books

Beyond Leveled Books

For example, in The Van Gogh Cafe, Cynthia Rylant hooks the reader at the end
of each chapter with a sentence that leads into the next chapter: each chapter title
is taken from a word or phrase contained in the last sentence of the previous ...

Author: Karen Szymusiak

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571107145

Category: Education

Page: 254

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In Beyond Leveled Books, Second Edition the authors provide even more resources to help teachers understand and meet the needs of transitional readers. The key topic of series books has been revised and enlarged, with charts outlining new series along with the challenges they pose and the supports readers need. New lessons have been added, and most chapters now include a related article from a literacy expert. Some of the contributors include Kathy Collins, Larry Swartz, and Mary Lee Hahn.
Categories: Education

Dictionary of American Children s Fiction 1995 1999

Dictionary of American Children s Fiction  1995 1999

440 THE VAN GOGH CAFE smart, determined young women and lives in Santa
Maria, California. She is best known for her several books for middle-grade
readers about Sammy (Sa- mantha) Keyes, the intrepid girl detective. In Sammy ...

Author: Alethea Helbig

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313303894

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 614

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Contains author, title, and character entries for various award winning books.
Categories: Literary Criticism

7 Keys to Comprehension

7 Keys to Comprehension

In this passage from the first chapter of The Van Gogh Cafe, by Cynthia Rylant,
we're at a roadside cafe: . . . but anyone who has ever visited the Van Gogh Cafe
knows that magic comes from a building that was once a theater; from a sign ...

Author: Susan Zimmermann

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307453181

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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It's simple: If children don't understand what they read, they will never embrace reading. And that limits what they can learn while in school. This fact frightens parents, worries teachers, and ultimately hurts children. 7 Keys to Comprehension is the result of cutting-edge research. It gives parents and teachers—those who aren't already using this valuable program—practical, thoughtful advice about the seven simple thinking strategies that proficient readers use: • Connecting reading to their background knowledge • Creating sensory images • Asking questions • Drawing inferences • Determining what's important • Synthesizing ideas • Solving problems Easily understood, easily applied, and proven successful, this essential educational tool helps parents and teachers to turn reading into a fun and rewarding adventure.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Story Squares

Story Squares

The. Van. Gogh. Café. 1. 2. 3. 4. by Cynthia Rylant ________fromeach Skylark 1
2 3 4 by Patricia MacLachlan Choose. Choose ______ Retell one miracle that
happened at the café. The Van Gogh Café was once a theater. List five other ...

Author: Denise Cunningham

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9781429122733

Category: Education

Page: 68

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Enhance your reading comprehension lessons with Story Squares! This versatile resource will encourage a love of reading in your students while developing a wide range of skills. Using 40 timeless classics of childrens literature, students are challenged to respond to reading assignments using the skills of Language Arts, Writing, Higher-Order Thinking, and Creative Arts. Students are given the power to choose the activities they wish to complete. With 800 activities available, readers are bound to find options that interest and inform them. Story summaries, teacher hints, a grading rubric, and a glossary of terms are included. Brimming with content for both students and teachers, Story Squares is a novel way to get your students reading!
Categories: Education

Mystery of The Night Caf

Mystery of The Night Caf

Hidden Key to the Spirituality of Vincent van Gogh Cliff Edwards. TWO. The.
Fortunate. Journey. I WAS LED to my encounter with this canvas, “The Night Café
,” only after some forty years of reading Van Gogh's letters, viewing hundreds of
his ...


Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438426358



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Meet Cynthia Rylant

Meet Cynthia Rylant

Growing Up in Beaver the whole fa The Van Gogh Cafe CYNTHIA RYLANT
Cynthia ' s mother could not provide for many luxuries on her nurse ' s salary .
Their home had no rugs . Their front yard had a view of a junkyard . Cynthia
worried that ...

Author: Frances E. Ruffin

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1404231315

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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A short biography of the author of two books which have won the Caldecott Medal.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Van Gogh s Bad Caf

Van Gogh s Bad Caf

Edwidge Danticat In Van Gogh's Bad Café, Frederic Tuten has, in his own way,
painted a luminous and timeless portrait of a complicated romance between the
artist Vincent van Gogh and his muse and lover Ursula, a nineteen-yearold, ...

Author: Frederic Tuten

Publisher: Black Classic Press

ISBN: 1580730345

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

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The painter van Gogh's mistress, Ursula, becomes lost on a shopping expedition and lands forward in time in present-day New York. She befriends Louis, an East Village photographer and together they explore the city, after which she takes Louis with her to the 19th Century to meet van Gogh.
Categories: Fiction