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Van Gogh in Vienna

Van Gogh in Vienna I was rummaging trough my countless photo’s and found this one of many people queuing for a Van Gogh exhibition of the Albertina Museum in Vienna. It was December 7, 2008, the last day before the exhibition would close. Show More Summary

Still more “not the usual Van Goghs”

Most of these can be found on WikiPaintings. See my previous posts on the subject, below.

John Wayne "upbraided star Kirk Douglas for playing the part of Vincent van Gogh like a 'weak queer.'"

"How can you play a part like that? There’s so few of us left. We got to play strong, tough characters," Wayne said.“It’s all make-believe, John,” a dumbfounded Douglas replied. “It isn’t real. You’re not really John Wayne, you know.”Here's a clip from "Lust for Life," the movie that brought out the homophobia in John Wayne. Show More Summary

Much to crow about

last weekTechnology : Babbage

FROM ancient cave art in France to Van Gogh’s last painting, members of the crow family, or corvids, have inspired mythology and literature implying their intelligence to be superior to that of other animals. Indeed, corvids are cleverer than most birds, and are known to perform feats that can stump even primates and small children. Show More Summary

Bernard Pras Recreates Artistic Masterpieces Entirely from Recycled Materials

From afar, each of Pras’ pieces appear like seamless paintings. Hokusai’s classic “The Wave” crests with white caps, and Van Gogh’s infamous “Starry Night” swirls in hues of blue and yellow. But look closer and we see that Pras doesn’t use

Fondation Vincent van Gogh Arles opens with inaugural exhibition "van Gogh Live!"

last weekArts : Artdaily

?Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853?29 July 1890), lived in Arles from 20 February 1888 to 8 March 1889. That is almost 15 months, over 63 weeks, precisely 444 days. During his stay, he produced some 200 paintings, made over 100 drawings and watercolours, and wrote some 200 letters. Show More Summary

Better To Be High Spirited

Better to be high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow minded and all too prudent. – Vincent van Gogh The post Better To Be High Spirited appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

Video: Alex Wiley – Vibration

Wiley follows up the release of “Vibration”, from his upcoming Village Party mixtape, with a video inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night. Previously: Alex Wiley ft. Mick Jenkins – Own Man

Orangutan Finds Calling as Primate Painter

  His last name is Valentino, but Rudi, an orangutan at the Houston Zoo, is being compared to Van Gogh for his impressive painting skills. Crowds have been drawn to the 36-year-old — whose favorite color is pink, according to zoo officials — as he...

Artaud and Van Gogh Against Society

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

PARIS — In 1947, at the urging of Paris gallery owner Pierre Loeb, anguished French poet, actor, philosopher, madman, genius, playwright, and director Antonin Artaud fêted Vincent Van Gogh in a bizarre but exquisite text that rails against universal imbecility.

More “not the usual Van Goghs”

I’ve written before about how most book publishers tend to take a safe, “greatest hits” approach to publishing works by Vincent van Gogh, leaving much of the fascinating variety of his subjects unseen. In honor of Van Gogh’s birthday, here is another modest selection of some works of his you don’t often see. Most of […]

Painting babies' medical helmets

2 weeks agoOdd : Boing Boing

Robbo sez, "Artist Paula Strawn paints the plain white medical helmets of babies and transforms them into super awesome designs. The flight helmets and droid designs are really cool - but so are the Van Gogh and Seurat paintings.

Artist Makes NBA Player James Harden's Beard His Muse

What sunflowers were to Van Gogh, Harden's profile is to Croatian illustrator Filip Perai?. NBA All-Star James Harden is known just as much for his majestic beard as for his skills on the court. In James Harden Illustrated, CroatianShow More Summary

Hello, 911? I'm Bleeding: iPhone Case With Folding Knife

3 weeks agoOdd : Geekologie

This is the iStab, a 3-D printed iPhone case with a folding knife attached. That way you can accidentally Van Gogh yourself while answering a call. Or you could, I don't know, just carry a far more practical folding knife separately from your phone. Show More Summary

Van Gogh Painting Stolen In Russian Revolution Won’t Go Back To Original Owners

A Vincent Van Gogh painting called the The Night Cafe was originally owned by the family of Pierre Knowaloff, who claims the Russian government seized the painting during the communist revolution. And the family wanted it back, or damages in the form of $120 to $150 million, which is what the Van Gogh painting is... Show More Summary

What Overpasses and Oil Paintings have in Common

The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder. -G.K. Chesterton I remember the very first time I saw Van Gogh’s “Irises” – I mean the first time I really saw it. “Irises” is the type of piece you grow up being aware of: you see it projected on […]

Let It (Van) Gogh!

last monthOdd : Neatorama

You've got to let Van Gogh of the past and other people's expectations, as illustrated by Jesie Castro. Princess Vincent from the Disney movie Frozen is finally ready. (Video Link) -via Pleated Jeans

Vincent, the graphic novel

The last two years of Vincent Van Gogh's life proved to be an intensely creative period for the troubled artist – and it's this clash between his art and mental state which is the focus of artist Barbara Stok's moving new graphic novel, Vincent...

Spring arts 2014: Art

last monthArts : Culture Monster

Picks include Buddhist art at Norton Simon, Mike Kelley at Geffen Contemporary, 'Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky' at LACMA. MARCH 28-AUG. 25

Postcard From Paris: Artaud and van Gogh

last monthArts : ArtsBeat

More than a century after van Gogh's death, an exhibition at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris re-examines whether society drove him to commit suicide.

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