Stolen Van Gogh Paintings found After 14 Years

  10/11/2016     Comments (0)

They say art is priceless, but the truth is that it’s often worth a lot of money. Art theft has been a lucrative business for over many years now: innumerable pieces have been stolen from all over the world, and have been sold and resold many times over in the black market. One major heist was that of the Van Gogh’s paintings from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. How It All Went Down The worldwide art community went into shock during the December of 2002, when a pair of burglars used a ladder to scale the walls and break into Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum . Once on the rooftop, they busted out a window with a sledgehammer. The duo then slipped past the cameras, the infrared security system, and the wandering guards, and managed to steal two Van Gogh paintings from the main gallery, they were "...

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Van Gogh's Self-Portrait

  16/10/2016     Comments (0)

One of the many self portraits made by Van Gogh, this was made in the year 1889. This portrait happens to be one of the Dutch master’s most intense self-portraits. Replica on Canvas This painting is an authentic reproduction of Van Gogh’s self-portrait, where he appears unshaven. The painting clearly depicts the haggard appearance of his skin, a trait that can be seen in most of Van Gogh’s self-portraits. Created by one of the most admired painters of Holland, this painting is a perfect example of Van Gogh’s honest magic. Into His World This portrait brings together the best of Van Gogh’s artistic skills—a great choice of colours, and a style of painting that resonates energy. Vincent Van Gogh created more than 40 self-portraits during the period of 1886 to 1889. In a...

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Vincent van Gogh Copies

  02/09/2016     Comments (0)

Van Gogh is considered one of the truly independent artists with a striking and authentic vision. It is interesting then to consider his artworks that are copies of other painters’ works. Hand-painted reproduction of Van Gogh's copy of Millet's "Noon: rest from Work." Often the main reason Van Gogh undertook these studies was his inability to be out in nature, either due to weather or his own poor health, at times forbidden to go out. His copying of the Japanese woodcuts and prints was an important step for Van Gogh’s own artistic development. The technique of copying has always been an important skill for painters from previous generations, especially concentrating on works that they find interesting and inspiring. This too is what drove us to create Van Gogh Studio, as our...

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Behind the Sunflower series

  02/09/2016     Comments (0)

Van Gogh’s Sunflower series has remarkably become one of the most popular and recognizable art series known throughout the history of art. In actual fact Van Gogh worked at these paintings over three years, initially beginning the series in Paris , where he lived with his brother Theo, from 1886-88. The sunflower has often had religious and symbolic meanings. In the Christian faith it has often been the symbol of the Christian opening up to God’s love. It Began in Paris The Paris series comprised four works, all cut and trimmed sunflowers. The first one was a small study, the next two concentrated on two buttons in each, and the fourth put the second and third paintings together, four buttons along a branch. The colours are muter, and you can see Van Gogh’s interest in capturing the shape of...

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Van Gogh’s missing paintings

  02/09/2016     Comments (0)

Van Gogh produced some 2000 paintings and sketches. Unfortunately not all these works have made it to the present day. There are 85 works in total today missing or in unknown locations. It is possible some of them still exist, but their whereabouts are not known, and they have not been seen in public for over fifty years. Six paintings have been confirmed destroyed in fires, five of those were related to the Second World War. It’s a great shame the world has lost these works. Van Gogh Studio has chosen a few of their favourites to detail here: Half Figure of an Angel (after Rembrandt) The whereabouts of this famous painting is no longer known. It is Van Gogh’s painting using Rembrandt as the main inspiration. It is not known if it is copied or inspired by a particular work or is just more about the...

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