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News: Van Gogh Thieves Caught?

Last month, ‘Poppy Flowers’ by Vincent van Gogh went missing from a Cairo Museum and this week, 11 people have been implemented in the scheme to steal the work worth over $55 million.   From Bloomberg news: Egypt’s public prosecutor said 11 people will be tried in connection with the theft of a $55 million Vincent Van Gogh painting in ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh’s Bedroom is Back

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  The Van Gogh Museum has announced that after six months of labor, Van Gogh’s 1888 masterpiece, The Bedroom, has been restored. “It looks much fresher and brighter now,” Van Gogh Museum curator Leo Jansen told the Associated Press. “It’s more … as van Gogh intended it to be. It’s more peaceful.” The conservator in charge of the operation, Ella ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh Stolen in Egypt

Van Gogh's Poppy Flowers

Last week, Egypt and the art world were stunned when Vincent Van Gogh’s Poppy Flowers valued at $50 million was stolen from Cairo’s Mahmoud Khalil Museum. This theft is actually the second time the painting has been stolen from the museum, the first being in 1978- it was recovered two years later in Kuwait.   The theft occurred during daytime ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh Gets an Update

Greg Siff, street art

Paper Magazine writer Peter Davis recently noticed on his “street art safaris” around New York and L.A., a new artist had entered the scene with simple, beautiful, three color, drip paintings on walls and newspaper boxes. After some digging, Davis discovered these abstract works to be by actor, painter and filmmaker Greg Siff. Siff is creating the works to create ... Read More »

News: The “Graying” of Van Gogh

'Wheatfield with crows,' Vincent van Gogh, 1890, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

A new study from the University of Freiburg, Germany has revealed that people suffering from clinical depression don’t just feel gray but are seeing gray as well. Studies have shown that the deeper depressed a person is, the less their retina can respond to light, thus graying their vision.   The scientists in the study have related this “graying” effect ... Read More »

News: World’s Top Photo Award in Arles

Prix Pictet, the prestigious photography award, launched today at the world’s foremost photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles. The announcement for this year’s theme, Growth, will be held tonight in Arles at the Théâtre Antique. Since its launch in 2008 by the Geneva-based private bank Pictet & Cie, the Prix Pictet has become the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability. ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Saint Rémy

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Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh spent much of the last years of his life in France. The artist’s stay in Arles is perhaps one of his most well known periods as he spent nine-weeks with Gaugin there and painted 300 works. The final year of his life though was spent in Saint Rémy-de-Provence, just northeast of Arles, before his fateful ... Read More »

News: A Pop Journey Through Art History

70 Million by Hold Your Horses ! from L’Ogre on Vimeo.   L’Ogre Productions did an amazing job of reconstructing famous works of art in their video for Franco-Americn band Hold Your Horses! Keep an eye out for the references to Vermeer’s Girl with a pearl earring, Munch’s The Scream and Van Gogh’s self-portrait. Read More »

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