Starry Night is one of the most famous paintings known today. Vincent Van Goh's Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear is also very recognizable, partly because of the story behind it. Readers are introduced to Van Gogh through biography and many of his works. Each of the featured paintings is shown in full color and details are brought to the reader's attention, such as the small signature Van Gogh put on the vase in Sunflowers. Readers learn all about Van Gogh's signature style of thick, paint-filled brushstrokes built upon each other in uneven layers. Then, they can learn to imitate him!