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Master Vermeer Forger Han van Meegeren Gets The Retrospective Treatment

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  When it comes to art and art history, we’ll go out of our way for an authentic experience. Sure, between the Frick and the Met, eight of the 37 acknowledged paintings by Vermeer in existence are just a walk away from our offices. But to really understand Vermeer, to get an authentic experience of his art, we suggest you ... 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 »

Newly Authenticated Van Gogh Offers a Very Different Look at a Familiar Artist

  Take a look at that dark, but still vibrant, painting of Paris’ famous Le Blute-Fin windmill on the left there. It may resemble something you once spied in your dentist’s office, but, according to new findings, it may very well be an original Vincent Van Gogh. But where, you say, are the flourishes of sunlight, the telegraphed geometric shapes ... Read More »

Gauguin Takes Up Residence in Van Gogh Museum for “Breakthrough Into Modernity”

  The relationship between the Van Goghs (Vincent and Theo) and Paul Gauguin was long and complicated. Theo purchased, sold, and commissioned the painter’s work while Vincent, then just a struggling artist and brother of a successful dealer, befriended and attempted to collaborate with the far more grounded and well-regarded Gauguin. It was a difficult relationship between the two, strained ... Read More »

Before and After “Views on Delft” Offer Different Takes on a Vermeer Classic

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  Without a doubt, Johannes Vermeer’s painting “View on Delft” (above, 1659 – 60, courtesy of The Mauritshuis in the Hague) is the most famous vista of that Dutch city which was home to the artist, and the school of light-infused, painstakingly rendered school that both supported him and grew in fame and influence due to his contributions and guidance. ... Read More »

Hitler and Vermeer: The Battle for “The Art of Painting” Heats Up in Vienna

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In Vienna, Austria, today, the Kunsthistorisches Museum unveiled a masterful restoration of Joannes Vermeer’s legendary masterwork, “The Art of Painting” (c.1666, left). More than just an example of one of time’s greatest painters portraying the practice of his own craft while at the height of his powers, the work is a political and historical hot potato—a national treasure of a ... Read More »

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