Tag Archives: Vincent van Gogh

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The Artistic Influences that Made Artists Artists

Hank Willis Thomas, Pat Steir, Deborah Kass, and others reflect on their early encounters with art and the childhood experiences that shape their work Read More

Forrest Bess, Bodies of Little Dead Children, 1949, oil on canvas. THE MENIL COLLECTION, HOUSTON. PHOTO: PAUL HESTER.
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Best of Forrest Bess, Via Robert Gober & Menil

Menil Collection surveys brooding work of Forrest Bess, painter and visionary Read More

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How van Gogh Became van Gogh

Drawing on an eight-year research project into the artist’s methods and materials, an exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum reveals how he taught himself to paint

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Suite Memories: Art for JFK and Jackie

An exhibition in Texas reassembles the art that decorated the Kennedys’ hotel suite on the night before the president was assassinated Read More

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How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take to Discolor a van Gogh?

Why online news reports claiming that LED exposure darkened the artist’s colors were mistaken Read More

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Gilty Pleasures: The Guggenheim Reframes Its Classics

A team of experts at the Guggenheim is reframing modernist works from the Thannhauser collection in period frames dating back to the 17th century Read More

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A Gambler with Guts

A new book recounts how Ernst Beyeler became one of the world’s most powerful modern-art dealers Read More

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MoMA’s Problematic Provenances

Behind a lawsuit brought against the Museum of Modern Art by the heirs of George Grosz lies a troubling history of acquiring works seized by the Nazis and sold to support the German war effort Read More

Anselm Kiefer's installation La Berceuse (for Van Gogh), 2010, was in a room devoted to Rembrandt's The Night Watch, 1642.  MYRA MAY
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Kiefer on Night Watch

The German artist does Rembrandt, by way of van Gogh. Read More

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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What They See in Van Gogh’s Ear

In the decades since van Gogh sliced off a portion of his left earlobe, the event has given rise to theories, pranks, merchandise, and a host of references in culture high and low. Read More

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The 10 Most Faked Artists

Back in 1940 Newsweek reported that out of 2,500 paintings produced by Corot, 7,800 were in the United States. In 1953 ARTnewsstated that there was a “saying in France that Corot painted 2,000 canvases, 5,000 of which are in America.” … Read More