Cartoonist Alireza Karimi Moghaddam Illustrates The Remarkable Life of Vincent van Gogh in Colorful Comics
Iranian cartoonist Alireza Karimi Moghaddam shares his admiration for Vincent van Gogh in an ongoing comic series starring the post Impressionist painter. His colorful illustrations tell the story of the iconic artist’s turbulent life and the artwork he produced during his short career.
From cycling through a meadow of sunflowers and laying in wheat fields to paddling in the ocean and observing the night sky, Moghaddam often illustrates Van Gogh exploring the nature that inspired some of his most famous works. In one image, cartoon Van Gogh looks up at the swirling night sky, which Moghaddam illustrates as stylized, painterly brushstrokes of color. This references one of the artist’s most iconic works,The Starry Night (1889), which visualizes the view from the “iron barred window” of his asylum room at Saint Rémy de Provence, just before sunrise.
Digitally rendered in colorful line work, Moghaddam’s comics are aesthetically cheery, but that doesn’t mean the talented cartoonist shies away from portraying Van Gogh’s darker side. Many images illustrate the troubled artist’s battle with mental health. One comic shows Van Gogh feeding his cut off ear to crows, and another depicts him standing atop of a bridge, contemplating suicide. No matter the situation, each illustrated scene gives a true representation of the iconic artist’s life in Moghaddam’s distinct, animated style.
Scroll down to see some of Moghaddam’s comics starting Van Gogh. You can find even more from the series on Instagram.Iranian cartoonist Alireza Karimi Moghaddam shares his admiration for Vincent van Gogh in an ongoing comic series starring the post Impressionist painter.
Moghaddam often illustrates Van Gogh exploring parts of nature that have inspired some of his most famous works
There are also many images that illustrate the troubled artist’s battle with mental health. Emma Taggart
Alireza Karimi Moghaddam
My Modern Met, October 7, 2019
Vincent van Gogh Art ALIVE | Atelier des Lumières (Paris, France): STARRY NIGHT
Gepubliceerd 24 mrt. 2019
Vincent van Gogh Art ALIVE | Atelier des Lumières (Paris, France) STARRY NIGHT
Atelier des Lumières – “Van Gogh, Starry Night” from 22 February to 31 December 2019.
Located between Bastille and Nation, in a former foundry in the eleventh arrondissement of Paris, the Atelier des Lumières holds monumental immersive exhibitions.
Using 140 video projectors and a spatialise sound system, the highly unique multimedia equipment covers a total surface area of 3,300 m², extending from the floors to the ceilings and over walls up to 10 m high.
Vincent (Don McLean) performed by Jim van der Zee
Starry Starry Night.