Vincent van Gogh

  • Jul292017

    The suicide of Vincent van Gogh – 29 July 1890

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    On 27 July 1890, Vincent van Gogh, an unkempt, unknown 37-year-old Dutchman, walked out of his lodgings in the village…

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  • Dec232015

    Vincent van Gogh mutilates his ear -23 December 1888

    On this day in 1888 in Arles in southern France, Vincent van Gogh performed the most infamous act of self-mutilation…

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  • Mar242014

    Van Gogh’s Tarascon Diligence at the Ashmolean

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    Treasures from the Henry and Rose Pearlman collection Last week I went to Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum to see treasures from…

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  • Jan292010

    Vincent’s DNA exposed in a letter

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    Note: The F and JH numbers in this blog are standard references used by van Gogh scholars to refer to…

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  • Jan132010

    Van Gogh’s Letters: the books

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    After 15 years of work, the Van Gogh Museum has published an astonishing six volume set of the complete letters…

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  • Feb042008
    Vincent's harvest landscape

    Vincent’s harvest landscape

    I’ve been working on this painting Vincent’s harvest landscape since October and I’ve finally completed it: It’s based on Vincent’s…

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  • Oct282007
    Detail from Vincent's starry night over the Rhon

    Starry night over the Rhone revisited

    Last month, as you know, Moth and I went to Arles in southern France for a van Gogh hunting trip.…

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  • Oct052007

    Another postcard from Auvers-sur-Oise

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    I've been to Auvers-sur-Oise a number of times before ...

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  • Oct032007

    Postcard from Dr Gachet’s house

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  • Oct012007
    Vincent's cafe terrace at night

    Vincent’s cafe terrace and now mine

    This is what Vincent van Gogh’s cafe terrace at night looked like then and now:   It was high on…

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