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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

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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 »

Van Gogh Cereal Painting is Large in Size, High in Refined Sugar

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  We’ve seen the cardboard Munchs and the inflatable scream dolls, so a reproduction of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” rendered in cereal doesn’t really seem all that surprising. Credit where credit is due, artist and art teacher Doyle Geddes certainly does a marvelous job of creating the illusion of the Dutch painter’s brush strokes and oily globs of color out ... Read More »

Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” Gets a Third Dimension In “Second Life”

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  “Second Life?”, we hear you asking. “Isn’t that what nerds used to do instead of leaving the house in the mid-2000s?” Well, you’d be right about that. But despite a serious slide in usage and subscriptions, Second Life is still out there, still filled with users looking to create otherworldly experiences for gamers to explore. One of the best ... Read More »

Picasso in Arles: A Modern Master Follows in the Footsteps of Van Gogh

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  We’ve gone on and on both on this blog and in our recently released “ART + TRAVEL EUROPE: Step into The Lives of Five Famous Painters” about Vincent Van Gogh’s troubled but productive time in Arles on the western edge of the Provence region of southern France that spanned from early 1888 to mid 1889. But Van Gogh was ... Read More »

“Bedroom” Stories: Van Gogh Classic Under Restoration Gets Its Own Blog

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  Sure—us, you, Kanye West, your grandmother—we’ve all got blogs. But the new project hosted on the website of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is the first time we’ve heard of a singular work of art from a master of the early modern school having its own regularly updated website. Called “Bedroom Secrets”, the new blog follows the slow-moving ... Read More »

New Album is Sing-A-Long Biography of Van Gogh

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  When we first started putting together our brand new “Art + Travel Europe: Step into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”—our exhaustively researched guidebook that walks you through the biographies of Vermeer, Van Gogh, Goya, Munch, and Caravaggio via the places they worked and the cities they lived in—we thought we had a pretty high-concept way of documenting the ... Read More »

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