Vincent van Gogh artwork and life

  12-12-2016     Comments (0)

Are Van Gogh paintings copyrighted? Van Gogh’s paintings are not copyrighted now because the artist has been dead for a long time. This means that Van Gogh’s paintings are now a part of the public domain. While that is true, any reproductions or photographs of his paintings will still come under the copyright laws. So, if any museum were to photograph its paintings, they would hold the copyright of those photographs. This is also the reason why many museums do not allow visitors to take pictures of the paintings. Where are Van Gogh's sunflowers? Van Gogh made two sunflower painting series – one in Paris and another in Arles . The Paris series has cut sunflowers and lying on the ground, and the Arles series has sunflowers put in a vase. Today, Van Gogh’s sunflowers are...

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Did Van Gogh smoke cigarettes?

  08-12-2016     Comments (1)

Along with drinking too much coffee and not eating well, Van Gogh also smoked. He didn’t smoke cigarettes though, but instead smoked a tobacco pipe that he would continually puff on and was rarely seen without. This wasn’t his only vice, he also drank and here he would often enjoy to excess. Van Gogh and his pipe Van Gogh was a passionate pipe smoker, he smoked heartily his whole life. Using both clay pipes, and ones made from cherry wood. He often admitted to smoking too much in his letters and to his friends. Smoking was highly regarded in the 1880s especially in artistic circles. The pipe became a status symbol, and often it was very precisely chosen. It is hard to believe that Van Gogh would have taken up smoking a pipe for those very reasons, but it has often been noted from other peoples...

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Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

  06-12-2016     Comments (0)

Starry Night - Everything You Need To Know For Van Gogh, Starry Night is one of his most famous pieces. This raises a lot of questions for most people who are looking at it, from how it was made to what kind of meaning it is supposed to represent. Who Painted Starry Night? This painting was one of many works created by the Dutch artist, Vincent van Gogh. During the climax of his life, at a time when he was burdened with mental illness, Van Gogh used to find whatever time he could, when his mind was at peace, to create whatever paintings he could manage. During one of the brief spells where he was actually able to paint, he created Starry Night , which eventually went on to become one of his masterpieces. Is there a specific meaning or interpretation behind Starry Night? Depending on how you look at it,...

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How Do You Tell A Real Van Gogh Apart From A Fake?

  18-11-2016     Comments (1)

It’s no news that Van Gogh paintings are some of the most highly demanded pieces of art in the world. They’re full of colour, and the effect they have on the viewer is nothing short of mesmerizing. But with that exemplary demand comes a problem. The Real Thing Even if you’ve got the financial means to buy an authentic Van Gogh, you’ll need to verify that what you’re buying is the real thing, and not something a scam artist skillfully forged for money. Another problem is that, since some parts of Van Gogh’s life remain a mystery, there are always people who bring out paintings and claim that they’re authentic Van Goghs. When A ‘New Van’ Is Found There have been a slew of new paintings and artworks that have been claimed to be made by Van Gogh. So far, very few have...

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Van Gogh Best Paintings: Blossoming Almond Tree

  10-11-2016     Comments (1)

Blossoming Almond Tree - A Rare Bloom Frozen In Time “In all of nature, in trees, for instance, I see expression and a soul, as it were.” - Vincent van Gogh. Monet's Bordighera. Lempicka's Calla Lilies. Vincent's Sunflowers . These paintings are timeless icons of the artistic experience we often stumble upon our daily lives, in a form that is not on stretched canvas. These masterpieces are captivating and awe-inspiring, but some paintings from the same artist just stand out from them all. The Inspiration Blossoming Almond Tree by Van Gogh is an immaculate piece. One of the most well-known and (clearly) best Van Gogh paintings, it was created in 1890 while the Dutch master was recovering at the Saint Paul Asylum in Saint-Remy in the south of France. These were dark times for him, but...

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