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Vincent Van Gogh

W. Reveals Himself as 'a Decent Amateur' Artist

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

It's highly unusual for a public figure -- especially a high-profile politician -- to reveal something very personal and rather uncommon about himself. And to do it willingly?

Van Gogh's Auvers: One Square Mile of Immortality

Christian Josi | Posted 04.05.2014 | Travel
Christian Josi

On the surface -- especially on generally lousy tourism websites and what have you -- Auvers doesn't seem all that special.

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...

30 Artist Names You Are Probably Pronouncing Wrong

Posted 02.05.2014 | Arts

Art history is tough. Not only is it difficult to keep in check the movements (Abstract Expressionist or Minimalism?), media (wait, is that oil paint ...

Loving Vincent: The Painted Movement

Marcin J. Sobczak | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Marcin J. Sobczak

The way to express movement in art was found more than 100 years ago, with the invention of moving pictures by the Lumiere brothers. Many would say that today's world is obsessed with movement.

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...

Big Doings in Van Gogh's Beloved Brabant

Christian Josi | Posted 03.22.2014 | Arts
Christian Josi

It is a happy problem for enthusiasts like me that there are so many possibilities to walk in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh today, nearly 125 years after the artists' death.

Quality Material Attracts Bidders for Record Breaking Auctions

MutualArt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
MutualArt

The November auctions have proven that the art market is strong, and that the money is out there to invest in important, and expensive, pictures.

Van Gogh's Sunflowers Reunited For The First Time In 65 Years

Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts

"I am hard at it, painting with the enthusiasm of a Marseillais eating bouillabaisse, which won't surprise you when you know that what I’m at is the...

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...

Guess Who!

Posted 12.06.2013 | Arts

Today we've been ogling this 1866 photograph of a serious looking adolescent, donning formalwear and a piercing gaze. Do you recognize this budding ar...

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...

Is This Contemporary Art's Van Gogh?

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.30.2013 | Arts

When looking at Jonas Wood's newest series of topsy-turvy interiors, we can't help but think of Van Gogh's iconic "Bedroom in Arles," which warps logi...

Long-Lost Van Gogh Painting Unveiled

AP | By TOBY STERLING | Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A painting that sat for six decades in a Norwegian industrialist's attic after he was told it was a fake Van Gogh was pronounced th...

With Passion and Gusto: The Listeners Speak

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

One of the rewards of speaking my mind on the ups and downs in the art scene is getting to read your responses to my programs. Sometimes it is just ...

One Can Never Be Too Rich, Too Thin, or Have Too Many Museums

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Several years ago, I visited Berlin for eight days, and spent most of my time there going from one museum to another. Still, considering that there ...

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.

Some Risks, Along With the Pleasures, of Painting en Plein Air

Daniel Grant | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

The 19th century was the great age of plein-air landscape painting, when artists left their studios and took to the outdoors to capture not a romanticized vision of nature but the real thing.

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."

Starry Starry Night

Mario Livio | Posted 09.01.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

There is very little doubt that even with all of our advances in deciphering the cosmos and its workings, the romantic appeal of the stars will continue to enthrall us for generations to come.

How Artists Survive

Juri Koll | Posted 06.03.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

Artists' lives, and they way they survive, are as important as their work, because their work is the result. We get to see the work, and we can feel the life. 2013-04-03-kollpull.jpg

Happy Birthday, Vincent Van Gogh!

Posted 03.30.2013 | Arts

Today marks the birthday of Dutch post-Impressionist icon, Vincent van Gogh. The sunflower devotee and master of the color spectrum would turn 160 yea...

'Vincent is Back' at the Kröller-Müller: Famed Museum Well Prepared for the Master's 160th Birthday

Christian Josi | Posted 05.28.2013 | Arts
Christian Josi

This Saturday is a big day for Vincent Van Gogh geeks like me. This day is the 160th anniversary of the birth of our beloved hero. But what to do when the world's largest collection of works by Van Gogh is unavailable until early May while the building undergoes extensive renovations?

If Van Gogh Made A Grumpy Cat Portrait...

Posted 03.29.2013 | Arts

Grumpy Cat made a well-documented cameo at SXSW this past week, wowing crowds with his permanent scowl and adorably dissatisfied demeanor. But you kno...

This Week's Photo Challenge

Brittany Binowski | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Brittany Binowski

"It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly colored than the day," Vincent van Gogh once said about his interest in painting night scenes, which led him to create his most famous work of art, Starry Night, a year later while in a French asylum. According to Smithsonian Magazine, van Gogh's Starry Night has consistently been one of the most popular paintings at New York City's Museum of Modern Art. It shows that we as people have always had a fascination with capturing the night skies.