Van Gogh Museum
yesterday at 16:29. Facebook
Van Gogh tried to rebuild his self-confidence in the asylum in Saint-Rémy by studying work of his favorite artists like Jean-François Millet (1814-1875). Therefore he painted these copies of prints by Millet.

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Van Gogh Museum
02/21/2017 at 16:25. Facebook
#VanGoghFacts Above this woman's left eye is a black dot, supposed to be her pupil. This bit of paint shifted after the painting was done and ended up on her eyelid.

Head of a Woman (1884-85)
Van Gogh Museum
02/20/2017 at 15:50. Facebook
It was just like 'a Japanese dream,' Vincent wrote in a letter to his brother Theo. Why? Read more online: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Field with Irises near Arles (1888)
Van Gogh Museum
02/19/2017 at 14:11. Facebook
#ArtOfTheWeek Woman with a Mourning Shawl
Nuenen, March - May 1885 Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890) [ Ow.ly Link ]
Van Gogh Museum
02/18/2017 at 14:03. Facebook
#VanGoghFacts Van Gogh hoped that flower still lifes would attract buyers, but he had little luck selling them.
Basket of Pansies (1887) [ Ow.ly Link ]
Van Gogh Museum
02/17/2017 at 14:58. Facebook
His first letter... to his brother Theo van Gogh in September 1872.

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Van Gogh Museum
02/16/2017 at 14:42. Facebook
#VanGoghContemporaries Van Gogh had little opportunity in Arles to see the work of other artists. He was especially curious about the work Émile Bernard made in Pont-Aven.
#OnThisDay in 1817 Charles François Daubigny was born!

Sunset at Villerville, Daubigny (1874). De Mesdag Collectie
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“I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people” Vincent van Gogh ( to his brother Theo, Arles, 18 September 1888.)

Spend your valentine’s day in an artistic way in the Van Gogh Museum!
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#VanGoghStories '[..] I didn’t know that one could break one’s brain and that afterwards that got better too.'
Vincent to Theo (1889)
How did Vincent van Gogh cope with his illness? Read the story: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Garden of the Asylum, Vincent van Gogh, 1889
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was the ultimate bohemian and the chronicler of night-life in cosmopolitan Paris. He threw himself into the wild night-life of Montmartre, with the inevitable consequences: he died at the age of 36 from the effects of alcoholism and syphilis. Want to know more about Lautrec? [ Ow.ly Link ] #ParisianPrints #PrintsinParis
By painting the pear trees with a flurry of black brushstrokes Van Gogh created a special contrast with the luminous yellow sky.

Landscape at Twilight (1890)
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#VanGoghFacts A dangerous drink... Van Gogh frequently drank Absinthe, a drink with more than 60% alcoholic content. Van Gogh drank alcohol to excess and then abruptly stopped. These facts may have played a role in his later periods of illness.
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#ArtOfTheWeek Tree and Bushes in the Garden of the Asylum

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, May - June 1889, Vincent van Gogh
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Van Gogh returns! Follow director Axel Rüger on his way to unveil 'the stolen paintings' in Naples.

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#OnThisDay in 1887 Vincent wrote to Theo "When next we meet we’ll look each other straight in the eye. I sometimes think how wonderful it is that we have the same ground beneath our feet and that we speak the same language."
Field with Poppies (1888), [ Ow.ly Link ]
#VanGoghReturns The two recovered paintings by Van Gogh are on public display again after fourteen years! Today was the festive unveiling in Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte, where the Van Goghs will be exhibited before their return to Amsterdam.
#OnThisDay in 1888 the painter Anton Mauve passed away. He taught Van Gogh how to paint in watercolour and oils. His constructive criticism boosted Vincent’s confidence. He wrote to his brother Theo: ‘Mauve gives me hope that I’ll be making something saleable quite soon’.
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The sky is largely yellow and the foreground is blue. This was Van Gogh's way of suggesting the fall of night.
Square Saint-Pierre at Sunset (1887) [ Ow.ly Link ]
Van Gogh as the Messiah of modern art? The French art critic Albert Aurier said so after he saw The Sower. Discover the whole story: [ Ow.ly Link ] #VanGoghStories