Van Gogh was not just a famous artist, but a real person with a complicated life journey. He was a person who wanted to teach us about love and humanity. Cartoons by Alireza Karimi Moghaddam show what it could be like to be acquainted to van Gogh and when looking at them, you are able to see his heart and soul for a split second.

Enlighten has asked the author some questions about his illustrations and is happy to give you the opportunity to see “Fancy Van Gogh” from its creator’s perspective.

1. “As a teenager, I loved the lifestyle and paintings of Vincent van Gogh.”

Alireza Karimi Moghaddam / facebook2. “For me, van Gogh is a symbol of a kind and loving man.”

Alireza Karimi Moghaddam / facebook

3. “He has taught me color, design, lighting, and most importantly, love and perseverance, and I consider him my teacher.”

Alireza Karimi Moghaddam / facebook

4. “These works that I have created are the least that a student can do for his teacher.”

Alireza Karimi Moghaddam / facebook

5. “For me van Gogh is not just a painter or a genius artist, but a way of life.”

Alireza Karimi Moghaddam / facebook

6. “He is not a frustrating, distracted role model, but a symbol of love, humanity, and help for fellow human beings.”

Alireza Karimi Moghaddam / facebook

7. “As opposed to the traditional dominant perspective, I would like to have a different van Gogh, a van Gogh for everyone.”

Alireza Karimi Moghaddam / facebook

8. “My cartoons show that van Gogh’s life was all about beauty and love. It may have had a bitter ending, but it was inspirational for the future.”

Alireza Karimi Moghaddam / facebook

9. “Fancy van Gogh is to promote a ‘fancy look for the work and life of van Gogh’ where you can smile, enjoy, and learn.”

Alireza Karimi Moghaddam / facebook10. Now let’s just enjoy the insightful works by Alireza.