Tag Archives: Vincent van Gogh

Ai Weiwei and Julian Assange raise the finger at the Ecuadorian embassy in London.


Morning Links: Dissident Selfie Edition

Getty Research Institute has acquired the archive of Maurice Tuchman, LACMA’s first full-time curator of modern art. [Artforum]Art dealer David Findlay Jr., owner of the 57th Street gallery of the same name, has died at the age of 82. [Artinfo]A … Read More


Morning Links: Contemporary Art Daily Edition

Forrest Nash on founding Contemporary Art Daily and his website’s new directions. [Art F City]People are sending emails and comments to the Smithsonian in protest of “Conversations,” an exhibition with loans and support from the Cosbys. [U.S. News]A mobster from … Read More

Perm-36, near the village of Kuchino in Russia. 


Morning Links: Goodbye, Perm-36 Edition

A self-portrait by Van Dyck that was long thought to be a copy has been reconfirmed as original work, and currently hangs in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. It was lent to the museum by a US collector based on the … Read More


Art History, Now in Doll Form

Kyle Hilton had little trouble transforming the lead characters of Downton Abbey, Girls, and Breaking Bad into paper dolls, but he turned out to be unexpectedly confounded by Picasso. “I thought I knew what he looked like until I tried … Read More


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.

Best of Forrest Bess, Via Robert Gober & Menil

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


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


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

Looking at Art

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


A Gambler with Guts

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


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

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

Kiefer on Night Watch

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

Archived Reviews Books
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

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