Author Archives: Martin Gayford

In an 1882 letter to his brother Theo, Vincent van Gogh included a sketch of his recent watercolor Pollard Willow to help explain his experiments with dark pigments. ©VAN GOGH MUSEUM, AMSTERDAM/VINCENT VAN GOGH FOUNDATION
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Reading van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh—The Letters
Edited by Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten, and Nienke Bakker
Thames & Hudson, 2,164 pages, $600 Read More

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Popular Mechanics

A new exhibition at Tate Modern shows how artists turned themselves into Pop stars. Read More

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Clash of the Titians

Titian’s Diana and Actaeon cost the U.K. $70 million, but the artist’s age is the number now causing political conflict . Read More