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News: Van Gogh Theft, An Inside Job

The theft of a $50 million Vincent van Gogh painting from an Egyptian museum last month was an inside job, Egypt’s top cop said in an interview published Monday. Interior Minister Habib el-Adly said the circumstances surrounding the theft of “Poppy Flower” from Cairo’s Mahmoud Khalil Museum showed that the staff of the museum must have stolen it themselves or ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh Thieves Caught?

Last month, ‘Poppy Flowers’ by Vincent van Gogh went missing from a Cairo Museum and this week, 11 people have been implemented in the scheme to steal the work worth over $55 million.   From Bloomberg news: Egypt’s public prosecutor said 11 people will be tried in connection with the theft of a $55 million Vincent Van Gogh painting in ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh Stolen in Egypt

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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 »

Extended Travel: Saint Rémy

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Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh spent much of the last years of his life in France. The artist’s stay in Arles is perhaps one of his most well known periods as he spent nine-weeks with Gaugin there and painted 300 works. The final year of his life though was spent in Saint Rémy-de-Provence, just northeast of Arles, before his fateful ... 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 »

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 »

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