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Van Gogh

After Van Gogh's Postman, Joseph Roulin

Brian Waldron | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Brian Waldron

Your face blooming like a plum or peach tree, your beard a whirligig of roots and leaves. Tendrils blend with venules and pistils, a faint flush with stigma and papules.

Great Recipe for Fourth of July: Art and BBQ

Edward Goldman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I was surprised to get so many comments from you, my dear and smart listeners, in response to last week's program, where I mentioned the embarrassin...

From Van Gogh to Kandinsky

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Last week, I was supposed to travel to Holland to pay my respects to the Girl with the Pearl Earring. This famous painting by Vermeer reclaimed its ...

Unexpected Lessons From the Tortured Artist in Room #5

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Learn from the guy -- from his self-awareness, his willingness to move on, and his ability to make his life better by finding support, creating something, and learning from others. Channel the parts of Van Gogh that work for you and create an even better story for yourself because of it.

This Is A Replica Of Vincent Van Gogh's Ear, Grown Using Real Genetic Material

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts

Vincent van Gogh is known for many things. His monstrously famous "Starry Night" painting, his love of wilting sunflowers, his obsession with self-por...

James Franco, What Are Your Thoughts?

Abhishek Seth | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Abhishek Seth

I'm speechless. Copyright © Pawel Kuczynski The real worth of artwork in society. Ishan, thank you for showing me these pai...

Long-Lost Van Gogh Painting Found

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts

MADRID, May 10 (Reuters) - Spanish tax inspectors checking the contents of a safe deposit box discovered a painting believed to be by Dutch master V...

Revealing The Many Faces Of Vincent Van Gogh On His 161st Birthday

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.30.2014 | Arts

Today marks the birthday of Vincent van Gogh, the Dutch post-Impressionist who brought the world unforgettable visions of sunflowers and starry nights...

Two Versions Of Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' Reunite

AP | Posted 01.24.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Two versions of Vincent Van Gogh's "Sunflowers" are going on display side-by-side in London. One is owned by Britain's National Galle...

A Look at High Art in the 21st Century: Pictures at a Museum's Shop.

Jura Margulis | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Jura Margulis

We created abundance in the civilized world and cherish the history of our culture and the culture of our history, or so we say, and that last room before the museum's shop exhibits the best we can do in and with the visual arts sector?

FBI Art Crime Team Founder Robert Wittman Talks Art Theft

James Grundvig | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
James Grundvig

Two events that erupted in 1990 forever changed Wittman's, and America's, outlook regarding art crime.

Whither Ye Olde Stomping Grounds?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

Not a single pay phone in sight in Washington, D.C. It was a shocking discovery after a seven-year absence from my old stomping grounds. I went vi...

Insanely Detailed Van Gogh Costume Wins Halloween

Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts

Okay, everyone can stop trying now. This costume officially wins Halloween. h/t Reddit...

Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist, by Diane Radycki, relates the personal story and artistic history of a woman that has much to offer today's audiences.

Amidst The Shutdown, Van Gogh Exhibit Shines In D.C.

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 10.11.2013 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Vincent van Gogh's various versions of some of his well-known paintings are featured in the first major exhibit of h...

Revenge of the Bees: How I Nearly Lost my Ear in Australia

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dr. Chris Martine

I am but a mild-mannered botanist -- and certainly more of a lover than a fighter. But after a decade of studying the unusual sexual habits of "bush tomatoes" in the northern Australian wilds, my voyeurism may have finally caught up with me.

Risky Life and Dreams of a Tub Thug Pimp

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

Game agents control the tubs game with their hustle. Earlier this year a New Hampshire man lost his entire $2,600 life savings on a tubs game. "O h...

Have You Been Cocooned by Culture?

David Sable | Posted 11.09.2013 | Media
David Sable

There are caveats, of course, but at the end of the day, if we are open to new ways of understanding what is valuable, beyond simple aggregation of audience or dollars, then culture will truly advance.

This Is What Van Gogh Said After Cutting Off His Ear

The Art Newspaper | Posted 09.04.2013 | Arts
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While researching my book on Van Gogh’s Sunflowers I was astonished to find that the artist’s self-mutilation had been reported soon after it happ...

Starting Out Bad at Art

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

I have always been impressed with how awful a painter Paul Cézanne was when he was young. The fact that he started out so dreadful allowed him to be who he became.

Rogues' Gallery a Scandal-Plague Book on the History of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

James Grundvig | Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts
James Grundvig

New dirt, more scandals. They pour out of a book that profiles the curators, city planners and barons of American high society, anyone with oversized egos, through a dual thread that captures the history of New York City and the United States.

Hacking van Gogh: Is the Master's 'Fingerprint' Missing From a MET Painting?

James Grundvig | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
James Grundvig

After enduring the Great Recession, the public has shown a backlash against the $25 admission fee for the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, which charges it as a "donation."

Classic Paintings Get a Digital Makeover (on an iPad!)

VisualNews.com | Posted 09.09.2013 | Arts
VisualNews.com

It's a mashup of classical artwork and the digital age in Paul Vera-Broadbent's fascinating reworking of history. He's taken the works of past masters and redone them as faceted modern day tributes that look like they could have popped out of a video game.

Detroit Institute of Arts, Part 2

Michael Kaiser | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Every child should have the opportunity to make a habit of arts participation. Every city and state should be able to boast about its cultural patrimony and use it to attract businesses and tourists.

"My Mother, the Plumber"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 08.11.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a man who has regularly plumbed the depths for column material but doesn't know how to plumb a sink to get rid of even worse mater...