Almond Blossoms: A Vincent Van Gogh Story
Unleashing the next breakthrough in computer animation, “Almond Blossoms” is the second installment of Auryn’s Painted Tales series, designed to introduce children to the world’s most beloved artists. These stories put three dimensional movement into paintings for the first time ever, and are designed to inspire young minds to understand and appreciate the aesthetic beauty of life.
Inspired by O. Henry’s classic short story “The Last Leaf,” “Almond Blossoms” is set within some of Vincent Van Gogh’s most stunning paintings. It is a story about the friendship between a self conscious young Marguerite Gachet and Vincent Van Gogh, a struggling outcast. When Marguerite’s mother falls ill, she must turn to Van Gogh’s friendship and paintings for solace. Marguerite’s despair deepens as she watches her mother lose hope. Together, they watch from the hospital window, as the last clinging blossoms fall from the beautiful almond tree, seemingly signaling that the end is near. But Vincent Van Gogh’s faith in the healing power of the human spirit leads him to paint his greatest masterpiece that will save Marguerite’s mother’s life.
This is a short story done in a unique display of artistic animation which tells a story about Vincent Van Gogh. The biographical information about Vincent Van Gogh that is included in this DVD is educational while including interesting facts about this artist. Everyone will enjoy this classic tale.