Vincent van Gogh

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Did you know that the Chupa Chups lollipop logo was designed by Salvador Dalí? Or that Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting in his lifetime, despite the fact he created hundreds of works? James Gulliver Hancock has compiled these facts both familiar and strange into illustrated portraits of the artists.

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ARLES, France — It first looked to be cold, gray, and rainy on the first April weekend in Arles, somewhat in stride with the general dour spirit of the French these days.

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PARIS — In 1947, at the urging of Paris gallery owner Pierre Loeb, anguished French poet, actor, philosopher, madman, genius, playwright, and director Antonin Artaud fêted Vincent Van Gogh in a bizarre but exquisite text that rails against universal imbecility.

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Post image for How Van Gogh’s Ear Incident Went ‘Viral’ in 1888

Vincent van Gogh had big dreams for his stay in the town of Arles, for the partnership he would build with fellow artist Paul Gauguin in that Yellow House in Provence. Alas, as has become art history lore, it would go rather poorly, with the image of the fragile painter of sunflowers with his head wrapped after he sliced off part of his ear as vivid as it gets for a self-portrait of despair.

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Post image for Van Gogh Museum 3D Prints Its Own Paintings

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has begun 3D printing reproductions of a handful of paintings in its own collection, taking art in the age of mechanical reproduction to a whole new level.

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Post image for This Van Gogh Museum Cafe Ad Is Hilarious

From the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam comes this fantastic advertisement for their cafe. Do you get the joke? The quietly brilliant ad pictures a single coffee cup on a saucer, perfectly pristine except for the fact that its handle has been broken off.

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Pantone’s Color of the Year 2013 is… emerald! The company’s famed color consultants have come up with the single hue that will define our coming year, and it’s a deep, elegant version of green.

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Post image for Dutch Museum Uncovers Van Gogh, Chinese Collector Buys Van Gogh’s House

It’s the dream of any museum to discover that a once dismissed painting in their collection is actually the work of a Master. That scenario recently played out for the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands when a team of researchers from used x-ray techniques to determine that Vincent Van Gogh actually painted “Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses,” which the museum acquired in 1974.

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LOS ANGELES — Have you ever stood in front of a painting and just wished you could reach out and touch it? Imagine dipping your finger in Monet’s lilies and watching them shimmer and come to life as you wave your hand.

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Maybe people are watching too much Law & Order, but the obsession with Vincent van Gogh and his ear, relationship with Paul Gauguin and tortured life are getting a little too much. Now, the latest theory … he was shot by teenage boys from Paris pretending to be American cowboys.

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