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2011-08-19 14:35:34

Buddhist monks have planted hundreds of thousands of sunflowers in Fukushima prefecture.

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2011-02-14 14:45:00

Scientists have identified why the bright yellows in Vincent van Gogh's paintings have turned brown.

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2009-05-05 09:40:27

A new book suggests Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh lost his ear in a scuffle with fellow painter Paul Gauguin outside of a brothel. It has long been believed the mentally ill Van Gogh cut off his own ear in 1888.

2008-07-30 18:00:06

European scientists reportedly have used new technology to reconstruct a portrait of a peasant woman Vincent Van Gogh painted then covered with another work.

2006-07-09 05:07:37

By Ian MacKenzie EDINBURGH (Reuters) - When Scottish art dealer Alexander Reid returned from Paris with two paintings by Vincent van Gogh, his father berated him for bringing such "atrocities" home and sold them to a French dealer for five pounds ($9) each.

2006-03-16 10:35:29

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Dutch bank got a bonus on Thursday when police turned up with its stolen Van Gogh painting during an earnings news conference.

2006-02-01 15:44:11

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vincent Van Gogh's portrait of a cafe owner, based on a sketch by his friend and fellow artist Paul Gauguin, could fetch more than $40 million when it is auctioned in New York later this year.

2005-10-12 08:09:10

By Ilaina Jonas NEW YORK (Reuters) - Vincent van Gogh's paintings have a universal appeal, but curators at The Metropolitan Museum of Art hope it will be his drawings that will take New York's breath away.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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