Lisbon based cartoonist and illustrator, Alireza Karimi Moghaddam fell in love with Van Gogh’s life story and classic paintings when he was a teenager. Moghaddam followed almost all the books and movies that have been made about Van Gogh, and immersed himself in the love of Van Gogh’s life.
Although Van Gogh’s life had a bitter ending when he died by suicide in 1890, Moghaddam’s work focuses on showing how the artist’s life was “all about beauty and love.” For Moghaddam, Van Gogh is not only a famous artist and a genius but a way of life. He is not a frustrated and distressed model but a symbol of love, humanity, and altruism.
Inspired by Van Gogh’s style, vibrant colors, and lifestyle, Moghaddam would like a different Van Gogh to be a Van Gogh for everyone. In Moghaddam’s “Fancy Van Gogh” collection, he shows that Van Gogh’s life was all about beauty and love. It might have had a bitter ending, but it was inspiring for the future.
Now, let’s check out some of Moghaddam’s Van Gogh-inspired illustrations below and find even more on Instagram.