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Artsy Gifts According to Edward Goldman

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.25.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Is there any more joyful and stressful time than the end-of-the-year Holiday Season? Friends, relatives, colleagues - all of them have to be hugged, s...

Millet's Calf, a Newborn Jesus, God of Earth

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Maybe it's the way the light falls, illuminating the bed of straw like some upside-down and disheveled halo, all gold and shimmery, on which the baby lies - a baby cow, in this case.

Van Gogh's Letter To A Friend Includes A Pretty Harsh Literary Review

Posted 12.04.2014 | Books

The following is an excerpt from Ever Yours: The Essential Letters, a collection of correspondences between Vincent van Gogh and his friends and conte...

Four Of Van Gogh's Floral Paintings To Be Exhibited Together For The Very First Time

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.01.2014 | Arts

Almost 125 years ago, after bouts of self-mutilation and hospitalization, Vincent van Gogh announced to his brother Theo his plans to embark on a seri...

This Enchanted Bike Path Was Inspired By Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.21.2014 | Arts

"I can't change the fact that my paintings don't sell," Vincent van Gogh reportedly once said. "But the time will come when people will recognize that...

Robert Mango Speaks Out

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

Robert Mango, artist and denizen of Tribeca, NY and former medal winning track star has been running through the streets of New York City since the late '70s. To get the most out of the art of Robert Mango I thought it best to pose the following questions regarding the origins and inspirations behind the work.

Rare Van Gogh Painting Expected To Fetch Up To $50 Million At Auction

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare piece of artwork painted by Vincent van Gogh weeks before his death sold for $61.8 million Tuesday and a sculpture by Alberto...

A Vincent Van Gogh Still Life Is Up For Auction, All You Need Is $30 Million

AP | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — A bouquet of wildflowers painted by Vincent van Gogh weeks before his death is going on the auction block in New York City. Sotheby...

After Van Gogh's Postman, Joseph Roulin

Brian Waldron | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.24.2014 | 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 08.23.2014 | 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...