Posts Tagged ‘Vincent van Gogh’

Van Gogh’s Ugliest Masterpiece

September 9, 2019

Evan Puschak at The Nerdwriter explores what Vincent van Gogh called “one of the ugliest pictures I have done,” The Night Café.

More:

“Van Gogh’s The Night Café Was Among His ‘Ugliest Pictures,’” Jason Kottke, Kottke.org

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Vincent van Gogh, Gone for 125 Years

July 30, 2015

Vincent van Gogh, Gone for 125 Year

125 years ago, in Auvers-sur-Oise, France, 37-year-old painter Vincent van Gogh fatally shot himself. Institutions around the world are marking the occasion with marksmanship contests bicycle tours, floral displays, meals, techno poetry, and exhibitions in Belgium, the Netherlands, and France.

More:

“Five Places to Celebrate Van Gogh’s Legacy,” Hannah Sheinberg, Beyond the Guidebook

“Europe celebrates Van Gogh,” Deutsche Welle

“50,000-flower display marks 125th anniversary of van Gogh’s death,” Gabby Shacknai, PBS NewsHour

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New Van Gogh Painting Discovered

September 13, 2013

New Van Gogh Painting Discovered

A long-lost painting by Vincent van Gogh has been re-discovered, it was announced this week. “Sunset Over Montmajour” is believed to have been completed in 1888, two years before the artist’s death, “a period considered by many to be the culmination of his artistic achievement,” according to Axel Ruger, Director of the Van Gogh Museum.

The painting, stored for years in a Norwegian attic, was long believed to be a fake, perhaps because, while it’s a genuine van Gogh, it’s not a very good van Gogh. Still, it’s worth a fortune.

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