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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 »

Caravaggio in Chicago

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If all our talk of our upcoming guide to Art + Travel Europe has you thirsting to see the real thing, then you’re in luck–well, at least if you live in Chicago. The Art Institute of Chicago, the Windy City’s premier art museum, is currently hosting Caravaggio’s 1601 masterpiece Read More »

Digging into Caravaggio’s Death

A detail from Caravaggio's 'Entombment of Christ', 1602

For the artist Caravaggio, life could be as dark and violent as his paintings. For a while he was the most famous artist in Rome, but he died penniless and alone, on his way to Rome after years on the run. According to historians, the artist was hoping for a pardon for murder of a rival, an and end to ... Read More »

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