Van Gogh and Britain

We start with a question. Is knowledge of the background of an artist necessary to understanding and appreciating his or her work? The ongoing art exhibit at the Tate and an article on van Gogh seems to think it is. But it can be fun and self-educational to go into a group art show, look…

Van Gogh landscape to be shown for first time in 100 years

Experts expect Le Moulin d’Alphonse to fetch around $10m after research tying it directly to the artist via the records of his sister-in-law Johanna author Dayla Alberge | March 9, 2015 | via The Guardian A landscape by Vincent van Gogh is to be exhibited for the first time in more than 100 years following the…

the starry messenger

VAN GOGH | A Power Seething | by Julian Bell | Illustrated. 163 pp. New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. $20. As a fledgling artist, Vincent van Gogh hired a carpenter to build a perspective frame: a wire-grid window. He used it to draw the Dutch countryside, his eyes darting between his pencil and the views through the frame….