The Yellow House paints a fictional picture of Vincent van Gogh’s life between August 1888 and December 1889 when he lived in Arles in Southern FranceThe Yellow House paints a fictional picture of Vincent van Gogh’s life between August 1888 and December 1889 when he lived in Arles in Southern France and where he created many of his masterpieces.
The story is told from van Gogh’s point of view, from inside his mind, providing a fresh and revealing look at how this intriguing painter worked.
The yellow house in Place Lamartine becomes his refuge but what about his hope of setting up an atelier with other painters? Was he capable of making friends? Who did he trust? What did he think about the world around him?
From the reviews
‘Blokhuis has written in such an engaging and open manner, that you can't help but feel as if you are there beside van Gogh.'
‘It’s a story that will stay with you and enable you to see old favourite paintings in a new light.’
'An elegantly written, convincing novel that’s as layered and multi-dimensional as a Van Gogh painting.' ...more