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Art Movements

by Benjamin Sutton on December 26, 2014

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This week in art news: a Mexican museum’s Yayoi Kusama retrospective is mobbed, Tate must reveal the details of BP sponsorship, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts picks up a trove of Constructivist photographs.

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A glow-in-the-dark bike route inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night” debuted this week in the Netherlands. It’s part of a larger vision to illuminate infrastructure with solar energy captured during the day.

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Van Gogh the musical

Next year, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death, a consortium called the Van Gogh Europe Foundation will honor the artist with events across three countries: exhibitions, tours, lectures, films, and … a musical.

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Claude Monet's

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is increasingly turning to lending out marquee artworks in their collection for profit, according to the Boston Globe.

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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 Well That Ends Well

by Joseph Nechvatal on April 10, 2014

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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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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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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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This Van Gogh Museum Cafe Ad Is Hilarious

by Kyle Chayka on January 17, 2013

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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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