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Latest Posthumous fame of Vincent van Gogh Stories

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. It did not matter that the paintings, a portrait of Reid and a still life of a basket of apples, were in fact gifts to the young Scot, who had lived for several months in Paris with Vincent and his brother, Theo, in Montmartre in...

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. The largest collection of the Dutch Impressionist's drawings ever shown outside the Netherlands will go on display at the museum next Tuesday. "Van Gogh's drawings have curiously escaped the fame that has been attached to his painting, in part because they are rarely exhibited,"...

2005-10-11 17:27:55

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. The largest collection of the Dutch Impressionist's drawings ever shown outside the Netherlands will go on display at the museum next Tuesday. "Van Gogh's drawings have curiously escaped the fame that has been attached to his painting, in part because they are rarely exhibited,"...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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