Monday, Oct 03, 2022

Vincent van Gogh


Behind the Art: Is Oslo's Van Gogh Self-Portrait the most disturbing portrait of all time?

October 01, 2022 1:48 pm

Is Oslo's Van Gogh Self-Portrait the most disturbing portrait of all time? Why did Van Gogh paint so many self-portraits?

Behind the Art: What makes 'Portrait of Dr Gachet' one of Van Gogh's best works?

August 13, 2022 9:33 pm

Does 'Portrait of Dr Gachet' hold the answer as to why the painter died by suicide a short time after painting it?

Behind the Art: Is Vincent van Gogh's 'The Red Vineyard' the only known painting sold in his lifetime?

July 31, 2022 10:40 am

'Red Vineyards at Arles' is the only painting known to be sold by Vincent van Gogh in his lifetime. How did it end up in Russia and what is so special about this painting? Is it really the only painting sold by Van Gogh before his death?

Hidden Van Gogh self-portrait found behind painting in Scotland

July 14, 2022 9:40 pm

Van Gogh is known to have often re-used his canvases, working on their reverse as well.

Beyond buffets and slots: Casinos double down on fine art

July 10, 2022 6:55 pm

One such effort began at Atlantic City's Hard Rock casino, where the highly acclaimed "Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience" exhibit opened. The 30,000-square-foot display uses over 300 of Van Gogh's works, reproducing them digitally

Behind the Art: What makes 'The Starry Night' by Vincent van Gogh so iconic?

July 03, 2022 8:20 pm

Vincent van Gogh considered The Starry Night a "failure". What makes it an icon in modern times -- the story behind the artwork or the painting itself?

Behind the Art: Café Terrace at Night, 1888 by Vincent van Gogh

May 16, 2022 11:34 am

Van Gogh painted Café Terrace at Night also known as The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum in a typical Cloissionist style, the subjects in the composition are painted flat and the artwork is outlined using what seems to be black colour.

World Bipolar Day: Date, significance and why it is dedicated to painter Vincent Van Gogh

March 30, 2022 1:55 pm

The aim of the day is to help those living with bipolar disorder to "connect with others"

Rene Magritte classic 'Dominion of Light', works by Monet up for auction in London

February 23, 2022 12:25 pm

The image has shown up in other guises. A scene in the 1973 movie "The Exorcist" and its poster paid homage to it. It was also the inspiration for the cover of singer-songwriter Jackson Browne's 1974 album "Late for the Sky", with a 50's Chevy parked outside a house in California. The artwork credit says "if it's all reet with Magritte".

London art gallery removes van Gogh souvenirs belittling mental health from sale after backlash

February 16, 2022 4:02 pm

The items on sale included a bar of soap, touted as ideal for a "tortured artist who enjoys fluffy bubbles", and an "emotional first aid kit", which is marketed as "a box of wise emergency advice for 20 key psychological situations"


A pictorial tour of 'Immersive Van Gogh', an exhibition that celebrates the Dutch painter

June 15, 2021 5:12 pm

There has lately been an explosion of renewed interest in the Dutch post-Impressionist artist, and “Immersive Van Gogh” is just one of several traveling exhibits that marry his work with technology