Vincent van Gogh is often considered a tragic figure, yet he created works of genius. Shimmering with intense light and color, his paintings rejected the naturalism of impressionism. Instead, Van Gogh preferred bold, intense colors that conveyed emotion. He worked feverishly and created more than two thousand paintings, drawings, and sketches in his last ten years. Only one of these sold in his lifetime, but he was certain the world would one day appreciate his art. This calendar’s twelve paintings survey the range of his work in landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and flower studies. Each is paired with a passage from Van Gogh’s letters.
All of Pomegranate’s calendars are printed with soy-based inks on FSC® certified paper, which means the paper has been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® and manufactured by an FSC certified printer. FSC certification promotes responsible forest management by ensuring that forestry practices are environmentally responsible, socially equitable, and economically viable.