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News: Van Gogh or Not Van Gogh

Left: Vincent van Gogh, Right: Theo van Gogh

  Is apparently no longer the question as the Van Gogh Museum’s head researcher Louis van Tilborgh recently discovered.   A question often posed by art historians is: why are there no portraits of van Gogh’s younger brother Theo when the two were so close? After years of careful examination, van Tilborgh has come-up with an answer. There IS a ... 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: Duchamp’s ‘Unknown’ Brother

'On the beach', 1956, Jacques Villon

When all three of your brothers and sisters are fellow artists, particularly the famous Marcel Duchamp, it is hard to distinguish one’s own identity. Thus, Gaston Duchamp adopted the working pseudonym of Jacques Villon.   Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Unknown’ brother was a painter and graphic artist whose legacy includes almost 700 prints in addition to paintings. From 1950 onward his work ... Read More »

Art + Travel + WALL-E

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  The 2008 Disney film WALL-E became an instant classic with it’s incredible computer animation and tender story of a heroic robot. During the closing credits of the movie, art history buffs were treated to a special surprise, a historical time-line of the world’s art with WALL-E and friends incorporated as the main feature. The credits are a smorgasbord of ... 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 »

SXSW Screenings, Flaming Lips Return To Film, and How To Travel With Sex Toys

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Between viewings of Vermeers and Van Goghs, catch Tulipomania at the Rijksmuseum this month. (Artdaily)   Jaunted has all the SXSW screenings you can’t afford to miss. (Jaunted)   Will Botox destroy acting as we know it? (NYMag)   Learn the “sexy” ways to carry your important valuables when traveling abroad. (Gadling)   And from the same people, learn the ... 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 »

Keeping it in The Family: The Van Goghs and The Van Gogh Museum

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  We’re just a few days away from the official release of our next volume of globetrotting goodness—our “Art + Travel Europe: Step Into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”. We’re so excited about the launch of this title, which walks you through the lives of artists like Goya, Van Gogh, Vermeer, Caravaggio, and Munch through walking tours of the ... Read More »

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