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Van Gogh merges with his works in an idyllic biographical comic

The Iranian Alireza Karimi Moghaddam is inspired by one of his idols to tell his life through the eyes of the Dutch genius .

That the life of Vincent van Gogh is a starting point for new forms of art is something that has not only been verified in the world of cinema (with 'The Fool with the Red Hair', where Kirk Douglas brought him to life, or the more recent 'Loving Vincent') but also in recent times in pop culture, with t-shirts, socks or Smartphone covers inspired by the work of the post-impressionist painter.

However, the work of the Iranian cartoonist Alireza Karimi Moghaddam is not only surprising for its cartoonish and casual style, but also for the use of color and spaces that best define the biography of the author of Los girasoles or La noche estrellada that seeks to immerse the public in the particular universe of Van Gogh.

It is curious, then, that Moghaddam does not skimp when it comes to showing the most turbulent episodes in the life of the Dutch genius, his idol, and infuses them with a cartoonish spirit, offering a beautiful contrast between the brightest years, with Van Gogh walking among sunflowers or lying on the wheat, and his final stage, with the crows fighting over his severed ear or between the bars that he considered to be the Saint-Rémy-de-Provence sanatorium.


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