Vincent van Gogh art news, paintings and exhibition reviews of the famous Dutch post impressionist painter.

Van Gogh’s Destroyed Sunflower Painting


A print of the destroyed sunflower painting by Vincent van Gogh has recently been discovered. The Six Sunflowers work was painted in 1888 and destroyed by the American war machine in Japan in 1945. Let’s hope all the art has already been looted and smuggled out of Syria as that psychopathic war machine has an itchy trigger finger again. Continue Reading

Masterpieces from Paris in Canberra

Probably the best exhibition I have seen in Australia (coming from a fan of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne). Masterpieces from Paris has 9 Paul Gauguins, 7 Van Goghs and 8 Cezannes. So it’s more than one or two good paintings thrown in with a bunch of weaker paintings like the usual “blockbuster” exhibition. The Van Goghs alone are worth making the effort to see the exhibition.Continue Reading

Vincent van Gogh Cheese

I did the grocery shopping today and found some Vincent van Gogh cheese! I wonder what the Dutchman would think of that? There was also a Rembrandt cheese, but I thought I would taste Vincent first before I try Remmie. I will buy the Rembrandt cheese next as Vincent was quite tasty. The only thing missing was a glass of red.Continue Reading

Vincent van Gogh Poem

I don’t know who wrote this poem as it was left by “Anonymous” on an old Vincent van Gogh Quotes post. The only details he/she left was.. “A friend of mine wrote these words today after we spoke of the life of Van Gogh and the recently published book on his history.”

Anyway, here’s a Vincent inspired poem by “HK”Continue Reading

Sotheby’s Auction Panic and Christie’s Auction Records

After seeing the Sotheby’s auction fizzle out last week, I thought record prices might have become a rare event. Of the 76 works on sale, 20 failed to find buyers, including this wheat field painting (pictured) by Vincent van Gogh.

But a Christie’s auction in New York has blown my theory of an auction slowdown out of the water. Among the artists that set new records for their work were Richard Prince, Lucian Freud, Ed Ruscha, Thomas Struth, Jeff Koons and Zhang Xiaogang.Continue Reading

Vincent van Gogh Masterpiece for Auction

A painting that is believed to be one of the last few paintings that Vincent van Gogh painted will soon be put up for auction at Sotheby’s. “The Fields” was was painted on the 10th of July, 1890 and the artist died on the 29th of July.

Experts believe that Vincent was talking of “The Fields” when he wrote to his brother Theo, saying “They are vast fields of wheat under troubled skies, and I did not need to go out of my way to try to express sadness and extreme loneliness.. I almost think that these canvases will tell you what I cannot say in words, the health and restorative forces that I see in the country.”Continue Reading

New Van Gogh and Not a Van Gogh

I mentioned this Vincent van Gogh painting last year when experts were unsure about the authenticity of the work. It turns out that it isn’t a Van Gogh painting, nor is it a forgery.

“Gerard Vaughan, insisted after tests by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam concluded the oil-on-canvas work was not painted by the Dutch master, as believed. But Dr Vaughan made the point that it was not a forgery. “There is no evidence to suggest that someone produced this picture at a later date to pass it off as a work by Van Gogh.” Sydney Morning HeraldContinue Reading

Fake Vincent van Gogh in Australia?

The National Gallery in Melbourne, Australia may have itself an expensive fake Vincent van Gogh portrait. British experts on the Dutch master have come up with a list of inconsistencies, which point toward the work being a forgery.
Some of the things that experts were critical of were; Vincent didn’t mention it any letters, it is mounted differently to his other work, it has had the lower part of the painting (including the signature) cut off, and it’s the only horizontal portrait by Van Gogh.Continue Reading

Vincent van Gogh Quotes

I got lost in a bunch of quotation sites today, so I picked out some of my favorite Van Gogh quotes. Whenever I read a book I always underline (if I own the book) or write down (if I borrowed the book) quotations that interest me. They’re always great for inspiration when things get tough in the studio.

Anyway, here’s some classic Vincent..Continue Reading

Self Absorbed Geniuses

There’s an exhibition opening later this month at the National Gallery in London called Rebels and Matyrs. The theme is a common one that artists sometimes use to their own advantage. Promoting themselves as the outsider or the misunderstood genius.

The exhibition includes artists from Romanticism through to the 20th century; Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rodin, Picasso and Schiele.Continue Reading