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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. They say that a complex chemical reaction is behind the deterioration of the works. The new finding is a first step in understanding how to stop some of van Gogh's most famous paintings from fading over time. The results suggest shielding the affected paintings as much as possible from UV and sunlight. Scientists had to use an array of analytical tools in order to uncover the secrets of...

2010-09-28 17:14:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Deanna Petherbridge, the well-known British artist and writer, announces dates for her U.S. book tour for The Primacy of Drawing: Histories and Theories of Practice, recently published by Yale University Press with support from the Metabolic Studio. The tour features three Southern California appearances at prestigious art institutions. These dates offer artists, art historians and the art-interested public the opportunity to hear Petherbridge's...

2010-08-12 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Museum of Modern Art today announces that the MoMA App is now available on the App Store. The new application for the iPhone and iPod touch provides users with instant access to 32,000 works of art in the Museum's vast collection of modern and contemporary art; a dictionary of art terms and a database of artist bios; calendar information for exhibitions, film screenings, and events; and a variety of audio tours, including special tours for children,...

2010-05-14 10:19:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History (www.cabq.gov/museum/) will open the doors to a special exhibition on Sunday, May 16th when the works of famed Impressionists like Renoir, Manet, Cezanne, van Gogh, Pissarro and Monet will be on display. The exhibition, entitled Turner to Cezanne, features a total of 53 stunning works, many by artists who defined the revolutionary style developed in the mid-1800s. (Photo:...

2010-02-16 07:45:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) today announced that oil production has commenced at the Van Gogh development in Production License WA-35-L in the Exmouth Basin, offshore Western Australia. Apache, the Van Gogh field operator, owns a 52.5-percent interest in the Van Gogh field with INPEX owning the remaining interest. Van Gogh is located 32 miles (53 km) north-northwest of Exmouth. "Production from Van Gogh is projected to ramp up...

2009-09-29 07:47:54

Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. Sylvia Plath stuck her head in the oven. History teems with examples of great artists acting in very peculiar ways. Were these artists simply mad or brilliant? According to new research reported in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, maybe both. In order to examine the link between psychosis and creativity, psychiatrist Szabolcs K©ri of Semmelweis University in Hungary focused his research on neuregulin 1, a...

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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. In Van Gogh's Ear: Paul Gauguin and the Pact of Silence, which is purported to be based on the original police investigation into the matter, contends that accomplished fencer Gauguin sliced the ear off Van Gogh with a sword, the BBC said. German academics Hans Kaufmann and Rita...

2009-04-14 07:45:00

HOUSTON, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) said today that initial production from the Van Gogh development offshore Western Australia will be delayed after a fire aboard the Ningaloo Vision floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore. The vessel is owned and operated by Prosafe Production Public Ltd. of Limassol, Cyprus, and will be leased by Apache when it is delivered to the Van Gogh field. The...

2008-12-08 07:45:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) said today that it has arranged a $350 million financing for the Van Gogh and Pyrenees oil developments offshore Western Australia. The two projects are expected to add a total of 40,000 barrels per day to Apache's worldwide net oil production over the next 18 months. The interest rate for initial borrowing in the financing will be approximately 3.5 percent for the first six months; thereafter, interest...

2008-10-01 15:00:00

By Michael Tumelty THE Tumelty twins, Adam and Andrew, now four months from their fifth birthday, have been exposed to music since the day they came home from hospital. Not a note of it has been formally delivered. It's simply been there, ubiquitous, in the house. They know a phenomenal amount, though they don't realise it, and all of it by exposure and osmosis. They are sponges. Nor is it exclusively classical: their perfectly syncopated duetting with Bix Beiderbecke and Louis Armstrong...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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