July 15, 2021

Researchers Discover Bookmark Illustrated by Van Gogh Tucked in a Novel After 135 Years

If you are a fan of marginal notes, doodles, and finding little surprises tucked in books, then you will appreciate Vincent van Gogh’s bookmark now on view as part of the Here to Stay exhibit at the Van Gogh Museum. Researchers recently uncovered a few early drawings slipped inside one of the Dutch artist’s books.  More than 135 years later, a series of early sketches by the beloved artist, Van Gogh, has emerged.

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April 16, 2021

Walk Through Claude Monet’s Garden, the Most Famous in All of France [Infographic]

Iconic French painter and the founder of Impressionism Claude Monet was a prolific practitioner of expressing one’s emotions before nature. To better satiate his desire to create en plein air, Monet purchased a house and property in Giverny. At this estate, he began an extensive landscaping project, which later evolved into what we now know simply as Monet's garden.

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February 25, 2021

Mystery of the Secret Message Written on Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’ Finally Solved

Etched into the paint of one of the most famous paintings in the world, a haunting eight-word sentence has been a mystery to art historians for over a century. In 1904, a Danish art critic peering at Edvard Munch‘s The Scream noticed graffiti along the rolling clouds of the blood-red sunset. The sentence reads, “Can only have been painted by a madman.

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March 8, 2020

How This 150-Year-Old Painting Freezes a Fleeting Parisian Moment in Time

For a glimpse into fin de siècle Paris, look no further than the work of the Impressionists. Fascinated by contemporary life, these avant-garde artists sought to capture fleeting impressions of their everyday surroundings, which they often rendered in quick, sketch-like strokes. While this style has come to embody Impressionism, not all artists associated with the movement took this approach.

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