Vincent van Gogh

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While Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraits were a significant part of his painting career, no confirmed photographs of the artist as an adult are known to exist.

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There’s something strangely attractive about the stereotype of the crazy artist.

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In Brief

Van Gogh in Virtual Reality

by Allison Meier on May 13, 2015

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Orbs of orange paint suggested the light of the lamps past midnight in Vincent van Gogh’s 1888 “Le Café de nuit” (The Night Café) and in a new virtual reality take on his painting of the Café de la Gare in Arles, France, they come to life with radiating colors.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on April 21, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: Thieves steal Lichtenstein from Simpsons co-creator’s foundation, seller sues for money from van Gogh auction, and drug-buying art robot is set free.

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Did Vincent van Gogh hide an homage to Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in one of his most famous paintings?

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Vincent van Gogh’s reds have been turning white, but the exact reason why has remained unclear.

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Leonard Nimoy, the actor whose name and face were synonymous with Star Trek‘s Spock, died this morning at the age of 83.

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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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