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Munch Without All The Screaming Is A Hit in Paris

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  Thumbing through a copy of our forthcoming “Art + Travel Europe: Step into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”, you’ll find that if you want to understand Van Gogh, you need to see the yellow fields of Arles yourself, if you want to get inside Vermeer, a trip to Delft is in order, and, if the dark spirit behind ... Read More »

More Caravaggio CSI: Did Lead Paints Make Him Mad as a Hatter?

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  We dig deep into the life of Caravaggio in our forthcoming “Art + Travel: Step into The Lives of Five Famous Painters”. We follow where he worked, where he lived, where he reveled, and where his work can be found amid the chapels and monuments of Rome. As cultural guides, it’s no problem. But as to what killed the ... Read More »

Come Face to Face With Munch and Goya in New Jersey

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  \Both Edvard Munch and Francisco Goya will just be some of the faces staring out from the walls of the Princeton University Art Museum the next few months as the space winds through its “The Artist as Image” exhibition. Featuring self-portraits by a diverse selection of famous names—Kiki Smith, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and Marc Chagall are all represented—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 »

A Trio of Masterpieces Await at Caravaggio’s Contarelli Chapel

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  Yes, of all the artists profiled in our upcoming title, “Art + Travel Europe: Step into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”, Caravaggio is the most randy, rough, and dangerous of the bunch. A playboy, bon vivant, and murderer, Caravaggio’s taste a facility for sin has become almost as famous as his ability with a paintbrush. It’s interesting, then, ... 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 »

Caravaggio’s Friends and Foes Gather at London’s Whitfield Galleries

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  With a reputation as a genius of oils, a bon vivant, and a brawler, Michelangelo Merisi, known more popularly as Caravaggio, was bound to attract as many admirers as haters, as many compatriots as foes. Cleverly, a London-based gallery specializing in Old Masters, Whitfield Fine Arts, has collected the Roman master of chiaroscuro’s most fervent followers and detractors under ... Read More »

Experience “Starry Night” Through Our New “Art + Travel” Guidebook

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  Just like that wonderful day in high school when the yearbooks arrived, our offices are filled with excitement and the smell of freshly bound pages as our newest title, “Art + Travel: Step Into the Lives of Five Famous Painters” were dropped off this morning. A unique tour through five European culture capitals, “Art + Travel” walks you through ... Read More »

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