Have you ever wished you could watch Pixar’s Ice Age rendered in the post-Impressionist painting style of Vincent van Gogh, or Star Wars in the expressionistic style of Edvard Munch’s The Scream?
Shortly before Christmas, 1888, as the story goes, while living in Arles, France, and suffering from a deep depression, Vincent van Gogh sliced off part of his left ear with a razor blade, wrapped the severed ear in cloth, walked to a nearby brothel, and handed it to a woman working there.
The Art Newspaper reports on an Amsterdam exhibition about Vincent van Gogh’s medical problems: The exhibition also reveals new evidence discovered by the writer Bernadette Murphy, as revealed in her book Van Gogh’s Ear: The True Story (Chatto & Windus). Show More Summary
Switzerland has seized a painting by Vincent Van Gogh and two others by Claude Monet as part of the global investigation into Malaysia's scandal-tainted sovereign wealth fund, an official said Friday. The works were seized followingShow More Summary
The Vincent van GoghHuis presents the exhibition Pieter Laurens Mol ? Wiegezang (voor Vincent) | Lullaby (for Vincent). Especially for this presentation in Van Gogh?s birthplace Zundert, Mol selected a wide range of studies, drawings, photos and installations in which he refers to Van Gogh. Show More Summary
“[Charles-François] Daubigny … established an entirely novel approach to landscape painting that was to influence Monet, Pissarro and Cézanne and also, quite explicitly, Van Gogh. … He belongs at the fulcrum of modern painting.”
And that incident wasn’t even the first trauma the poor woman suffered that year.
U.S. is moving to recover over $1 billion that officials say was stolen from Malaysia's development fund
The Art Newspaper has revealed the answer to a nagging, sensational art historical/corporeal/aural unknown — the recipient of Vincent Van Gogh’s self-severed ear. The publication named the lucky gal for the first time ever: a certain Gabrielle Berlatier. Show More Summary
A recently uncovered pre-World War II sketch purports to show that Vincent Van Gogh cut off most of his left ear, not just a small part of it—and while that fact is still being debated among historians, the name of the woman who supposedly was given that ear is...
Self-portrait with Bandaged Ear, from 1889, a year before Van Gogh killed himself. (Photo: Public domain) Vincent Van Gogh, the groundbreaking late 19th-century Dutch painter, was a troubled man. At age 37, he shot himself in the chest,...Show More Summary
An art publication has identified a young farmer’s daughter from Moules as the recipient of van Gogh’s ear.
Well over a century after Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear, the name of the lucky lady who received it has been revealed. Art Newspaper discovered that the recipient was Gabriel Berlate, a farmer’s daughter working in a whorehouse.
The money — which U.S. officials say was used to buy a $35 million jet, art by Van Gogh, rights to The Wolf of Wall Street — was raised by a fund with ties to Malaysia's prime minister and his family.
Vincent Van Gogh, A Fishing Boat at Sea, 1888
The Norton Simon Museum will present an installation of Vincent van Gogh?s tender and intimate Bedroom from 1889, a highlight of the Art Institute of Chicago?s superb 19th-century collection. A meditation on friendship, hope and crushing...Show More Summary
There’s something whimsical about finding a fairy flying over a baseball game or a monkey jumping on a couch next to Vincent van Gogh’s “Irises," but if it’s not posted on social media, did it really happen? From Dodger Stadium to the...Show More Summary
The exhibition Van Gogh in Provence: Modernizing Tradition brings together 31 paintings ? of which 29 have never before been shown in Arles ? from the collections of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam and the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo. Show More Summary
As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts showcasing some “Not the usual Van Gogh’s” (and here), we are often given the impression that an artist’s oeuvre is much smaller that is really is because art publishers and even museums tend to emphasize an artist’s “greatest hits” over and over, at the expense of exploring a […]
Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic Starry Night has long been one of the most well-loved works of Western art. Recreating the painting is a fairly common homage to the legendary Dutch post-Impressionist painter. What is less common, however, is using cutting-edge science and engineering to recreate the seminal...