Vincent Van Gogh

10 things confident people won’t do

In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an X-wing fighter from a swamp. …

Self-improvement

France: A VINTAGE JOURNEY (1)

Every time I remember my first travel to France, I always smile and feel a bit proud. Sure, I did see all the landmarks and fell in love with the …

France

Does TV Ever Get the Art World Right? Here Are 15 Memorable Episodes That Try, Ranked by Believability

Art World<p>Television is rife with portrayals of the art world. Here are our favorites, ranked from the most ridiculous to the totally realistic.<p>,<p>Say …

Van Gogh Museum

This Korean Man Makes The Ultimate #LatteArt of All Latte Arts

This article originally appeared on food52.com.<p>I’m not one to fall easily for “latte art,” though I don’t shame anyone who does. It’s just not my style; I order my coffee to ingest rather than photograph it. Yet I’m finding it hard to resist the skill and command of Lee Kang-Bin, a 26-year-old …

Coffee

Friday essay: from the Great Wave to Starry Night, how a blue pigment changed the world

Hokusai’s The great wave off Kanagawa remains the enduring image of Japanese art. The print depicts a giant wave with unmistakable frothing tentacles …

Art

Free Digital Archive Makes Over 50 Million Pieces of European Art Available Online

With the goal to transform the world through culture, the Europeana Collections is a massive digital archive with the objective to make Europe's cultural heritage widely available for researchers and history lovers. Over 3,000 European cultural institutions and aggregators participate in the …

Modern Art

Milan Has Officially Banned Selfie Sticks

Also on the list: cans, food trucks, and glass bottles.<p>Bad news for anyone planning a trip to Italy this summer in the hopes of getting the perfect solo picture in front of the Milan Cathedral: Milan has officially banned the selfie stick.<p>According to The Local, the city is banning selfie sticks in …

Van Gogh Museum

7 Major Painting Styles, Ranked from Most to Least Realistic

Part of the joy of painting in the 21st century is the range of art styles to choose from. The late 19th century and 20th century saw artists make …

Art History

Newcomers Help Propel Art Market's Recovery

Collectors spooked by last year’s economic and political tumult are filtering back to the big auction houses, where they are vying with an influx of newcomers for blue-chip art.<p>The resulting global market looks increasingly healthy, although categories such as rare books and Russian art are in less …

The Arts

Why Morozov’s Impressionist collection is the most awaited show in Paris

The first-ever combined exhibition bringing together masterpieces from Russian art collector Sergei Shchukin was visited by 1.2 million people this year in Paris. By 2020 Russia’s Hermitage, Pushkin Museum and Tretyakov Gallery plan to repeat the success, gathering treasures collected by Mikhail …

Museums

Ensemble for the Romantic Century to Hold 2017-18 Season in Manhattan

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century (ERC) has announced its 17th season and the location of its new home base for 2017-18: Pershing Square …

Mary Shelley

How Artsy finally convinced galleries to sell art online

How Artsy finally convinced galleries to sell fine art online<p>For 13 years, the Mike Weiss Gallery was a thriving member of the Chelsea art world, hosting over 100 exhibitions and participating in local group shows. But in October of last year, Weiss and his wife Virginia Martinsen decided to …

Artists

Oil Painting: What You Need to Get Started

So you’re interested in becoming an oil painter? Think you’ve got what it takes to be the next Van Gogh? Perhaps you’d rather paint the light like …

Oil Paintings

Charles Saatchi's Great Masterpieces: how Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night was the product of obsession  

When Van Gogh hospitalised himself at Saint Paul de Mausole, an asylum and clinic for the mentally ill, he was allocated a studio and was also allowed to paint in his bedroom. This provided an extensive view of the mountain range of the Alpilles: it was here that Van Gogh painted The Starry Night …

Artists

Why Did Michelangelo Hate Raphael So Much? 5 Ferocious Feuds That Shaped Art History

Art World<p>From a Renaissance rivalry to the great clash of critics in NYC.<p>,<p>Throughout art history, the quest for remembrance and dominance has led to …

Art History

Exhibition 'Van Gogh, Rousseau, Corot: In the Forest'

The exhibition 'Van Gogh, Rousseau, Corot: In the Forest' combines wooded views and landscapes by Vincent van Gogh with those of such painters as …

Art History

Art Industry News: $20 Million Annie Leibovitz Trove Draws Legal Scrutiny + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, Agnes Gund makes another high-profile gift and the Broad plans to release Yayoi Kusama tickets en masse.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News is a daily</i> …

Art

The Best Things to Do in Melbourne This Week

Beneath Sofia Coppola’s painterly images lies a pulpy, darkly funny genre flick about the interplay of sex and violence.<p>This leisurely trip through …

Street Art

5 of the best art stops in New York, USA

The ‘City That Never Sleeps’ is infamous for countless reasons, from the iconic Statue of Liberty to the indulgent pastrami sandwiches from Katz’s …

Art

'Richard Gerstl' Review: The First Austrian Expressionist

New York<p>Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock are synonymous with radically innovative art. Others, such as Vincent van Gogh or Caravaggio, are eponyms for extreme behavior. As the illuminating exhibition “Richard Gerstl” at the Ronald S. Lauder Neue Galerie makes clear, this pioneering Austrian …

Art

Vincent van Gogh’s long, miserable road to fame

Van Gogh's travels informed the works we revere today.<p>Famous for chopping off a piece of his ear in a fit and delivering it to a woman in a brothel, Vincent van Gogh had a life marked by ailing mental health and the eye-catching paintings he created during that time.<p>Van Gogh was born on March 30, …

Art History

Wimbledon around the world

<i>A spotless Roger Federer, a man in a skirt playing tennis and a sockless former Formula One driver are the focus of the world’s media.</i><p>“Roger Federer, …

Tennis

The Panics capped of NGV Friday Nights with an unexpected yet engaging performance

The NGV has been running Friday night concerts since April to provide Melbourne's culture afficianados with yet another excuse to scout out the …

Modern Art

Colours of Provence

Day 1<p>Nestled between the Saône and Rhône rivers, Lyon is one of France's most important cities and its gastronomic capital. Join your luxurious ship, where you will gather with your fellow travellers at tonight's festive Welcome Dinner.<p>Meals included: Dinner.<p>Day 2<p>Discover dynamic Lyon, starting in …

Europe

'Nashville' Recap: Gunnar and Scarlett in Peril

After they're violently robbed at gunpoint, what's next for the Exes and Scarlett's unborn child?<p>While the centuries-old idiom "there's no use crying …

Modern Art

Five life lessons we can learn from ‘Dunkirk’ star Mark Rylance

‘Dunkirk’ star Mark Rylance has clocked up a Bafta for ‘Wolf Hall’, an Oscar for ‘Bridge of Spies’ and a knighthood for his services to theatre. We …

London

Amsterdam - Hipster City Guide Travel Tips

perCompared to other international cities, Amsterdam is small—a direct contrast to its role in world history. The first multinational cooperation, …

Van Gogh Museum

The Short, Scandalous Life of Austria’s Most Tortured Artist

Gerstl, <i>Semi-Nude Self-Portrait</i>, 1902-04. Courtesy of the Leopold Museum, Vienna.Gerstl, <i>Self-Portrait, Laughing</i>.It’s seldom that an artist receives a …

Art

There’s a Strange Reason Why ‘Gen-X’ Author Douglas Coupland Put a Giant van Gogh Head in a Vineyard

People<p>Hint: It has to do with redheads, Pinot Noir, and genetic mutation.<p>,<p>Following a worldwide search for a Vincent van Gogh doppelgänger, Canadian …

Artists

You can now drink augmented reality cocktails at City Social bar in London

Head to City Social's beautiful sky-high bar for delicious cocktails with a techy-twist<p>Just when you thought mixology couldn't get any more …

Augmented Reality