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A Vincent Van Gogh Self-Portrait Made From 50,000 Flowers

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

Volunteers have constructed a towering recreation of one of Van Gogh’s own self-portraits.

50,000-flower display marks 125th anniversary of van Gogh’s death

On the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh's death, institutions across the world are celebrating the Dutch artist's legacy. Continue reading ? The post 50,000-flower display marks 125th anniversary of van Gogh’s death appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Visit to van Gogh’s Grave Part of Events for 125th Anniversary of His Death

A ceremony will take place in Auvers-sur-Oise, where van Gogh spent the last 70 days of his life and killed himself.

Worth a Thousand Words: Vase with Cornflowers and Poppies

Van Gogh, Vase with Cornflowers and Poppiesvia Arts Everyday Living Last year, I painted nothing but flowers to accustom myself to a a color other than grey, that’s to say pink, soft or bright green, light blue, violet, yellow, orange, glorious red. Show More Summary

Meet Vincent Van Gogh's Brother, Vincent Van Gogh

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

The elder Vincent had a profound influence on his artist brother—despite the fact that the two never met.

What's harder than owning a car in New York? Parking it

On a recent weekday afternoon, Upper West Sider Christopher Koh drove some friends to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view the Van Gogh irises. They then got back in his Hyundai for a ride to Xi'an... To view the full story, click the title link.

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last weekArts : Artdaily

Vincent van Gogh?s short, passionate life was powered by an almost unimaginable creative energy that eventually overwhelmed him. The outlines of his story ?the early strivings in Holland and Paris, the revelatory impact of the move to Provence, the attacks of madness that led ineluctably to his suicide ?are almost as familiar as the paintings. Show More Summary

Over Easyy Friday Preview

(Picture courtesy of jean louis mazziere at flickr.com.) Welcome to the diner, and hoping you will have a good visit.  The featured picture of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is a reminder of the Fauvist movement in painting.   Last week’s Saturday Art post told more about that art works and those that were part of it. Via DannyGuam,...

Van Gogh Museum welcomes 1,000,000th visitor

last weekArts : Artdaily

This week, the Van Gogh Museum welcomed its millionth visitor - four weeks earlier than last year. The Van Gogh Museum keeps drawing a great many visitors, both national and international art lovers. This also shows from the Amsterdam Marketing Tourism Barometer. Show More Summary

Around the World With Vincent van Gogh

Want to observe the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s untimely death? Here are five places to experience the Postimpressionist painter’s legacy—minus the absinthe.

dappledwithshadow: Still Life with a Bouquet of Daisies,...

dappledwithshadow: Still Life with a Bouquet of Daisies, Vincent van Gogh 1884

Seeing Van Gogh

“It has become harder over the last 130 years or so to see Van Gogh plain. It is practically harder in that our approach to his paintings in museums is often blocked by an urgent, excitable crescent of worldwide fans, iPhones aloft for the necessary selfie with Sunflowers. They are to be welcomed: the international […]

When Genius Becomes Banal – How We See Greatness

“We have a problem of seeing, just as we often have a problem hearing (or hearing clearly), say, a Beethoven symphony. It’s hard to get back to our first enraptured seeings and hearings, when Van Gogh and Beethoven struck our eyes and ears as nothing had before; and yet equally hard to break through to […]

The Mining Town That Ruined Van Gogh For Religion And Made Him A Painter

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The impassioned young lay preacher felt compelled to live like local people, dressing in rags and sleeping on straw in a small and squalid hut at the back of the local baker’s, where he was heard sobbing at night. The church was not impressed and criticised him for ‘undermining the dignity of the ministry.'”

Saturday Art: The Fauve ‘School’ of Art

(Picture courtesy of Steven Zucker at flickr.com.) This is my last post from Great Britain, and since I have done two posts on art movements, or schools, I am throwing in the Fauves, since Van Gogh was mentioned in comments.   In present times, he is recognized as having been both inspired and mentally disabled,...

Over Easy; Friday Preview

(Picture courtesy of jean louis mazziere at flickr.com.) Welcome to the diner, and hoping you will have a good visit.  The featured picture of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers is a preview of the Fauvist movement in painting.   Tomorrow’s Saturday Art post will talk more about that art works and those that were part of it....

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