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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: Up Close with Van Gogh

  At the Cinncinatti Museum of Art, one of their most popular pieces is a small van Gogh from 1890 called Undergrowth with Two Figures. The work is one of the master’s last and to the casual viewer, seems like a vibrant painting with its bright blue, yellow and green brushstrokes. But to conservator Per Knutas, this is a piece ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh & Leonardo Argue from the Grave

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  In what was part performance art and part serious debate about art today, five psychics were invited to an event during the London Frieze art fair organized by American multidisciplinary artist Jeffrey Vallance. Each psychic channeled the spirit of a different Western artist to participate in a panel where questions were posed to the deceased such as “Is there ... Read More »

News: 11 Convicted in Van Gogh Theft

In what has been now a three month long saga, Tuesday an Egyptian court convicted eleven officials from the Culture Ministry for gross negligence and incompetence in associated with the theft of a painting worth $50-55 million by Vincent van Gogh from Cairo’s Mahmoud Khalil Museum. It was discovered after the theft of the painting that only seven of the ... Read More »

News: New Work Inspired by Van Gogh

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  This weekend, a new exhibition by artist Arnulf Rainer opened at the Vincent van GoghHuis museum in Zundert. The exhibition entitled Arnulf Rainer Over Van Gogh is a new series of paintings inspired by Vincent van Gogh and will run through February 6th. Since the mid ’70s Rainer has made a series of stunning portraits of van Gogh. In ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh’s Bedroom is Back

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  The Van Gogh Museum has announced that after six months of labor, Van Gogh’s 1888 masterpiece, The Bedroom, has been restored. “It looks much fresher and brighter now,” Van Gogh Museum curator Leo Jansen told the Associated Press. “It’s more … as van Gogh intended it to be. It’s more peaceful.” The conservator in charge of the operation, Ella ... Read More »

News: Van Gogh Gets an Update

Greg Siff, street art

Paper Magazine writer Peter Davis recently noticed on his “street art safaris” around New York and L.A., a new artist had entered the scene with simple, beautiful, three color, drip paintings on walls and newspaper boxes. After some digging, Davis discovered these abstract works to be by actor, painter and filmmaker Greg Siff. Siff is creating the works to create ... 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 »

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