Latest Vincent Van Gogh Stories

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.

2008-08-18 00:00:18

By Tom Avril The Philadelphia Inquirer PHILADELPHIA - The painting of the lean-faced, bearded man with the penetrating stare is unmistakably a self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh. An art historian can tell by looking at the riot of bold, colorful brushstrokes.

2008-07-31 09:45:00

A new technique allows pictures which were later painted over to be revealed once more.

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.

2008-07-09 18:00:35

A University of Granada study confirms the usefulness of art therapy to treat mental disease, Spanish researchers said. Elizaberta Lopez Perez said her study is based on psychoanalysis principles.

2008-04-30 16:39:41

An analysis of century-old bottles of absinthe - the kind once quaffed by the likes of van Gogh and Picasso to enhance their creativity - may end the controversy over what ingredient caused the green liqueur's supposed mind-altering effects . The culprit seems plain and simple: The century-old absinthe contained about 70 percent alcohol, giving it a 140-proof kick.

2008-04-29 16:05:00

A new study may end the century-old controversy over what ingredient in absinthe caused the exotic green aperitif’s supposed mind-altering effects and toxic side-effects when consumed to excess.

2007-11-18 00:00:00

Whybrow, director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, presented van Gogh's life as a case study to a packed auditorium of Kern Medical Center staff Wednesday.

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.

2006-04-27 09:45:30

By Christopher Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Paintings by Picasso and van Gogh, whose works have set world price records, lead the annual spring art sales at New York auction houses Sotheby's and Christie's starting next Tuesday.

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