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Van Gogh was colorblind

August17

asada’s memorandum The Day I Saw Van Gogh’s Genius in a New Light
There were prints of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings in the room. Under the filtered light, I found that these paintings looked different from the van Gogh which I had always seen. I love van Gogh’s paintings and have been fortunate to view a number of the originals in various art museums. This painter has a somewhat strange way to use color. Although the use of color is rich, lines of different colors run concurrently, or a point of different color suddenly appears. I’ve heard it conjectured that van Gogh had color vision deficiency.

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Vincenzo Pacelli Says Knights of Malta Murdered Artist Caravaggio - The Daily Beast

April8

Vincenzo Pacelli Says Knights of Malta Murdered Artist Caravaggio - The Daily Beast
Lead poisoning or syphilis? Neither killed Caravaggio, says a Naples professor in a new book. Instead the master artist was slain and dumped in the sea by the Knights of Malta—with the Catholic Church’s blessing.

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Monet at work.

March8

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BBC News - Working with Lucian Freud

February6

BBC News - Working with Lucian Freud
Famous for his portraits and nudes, Lucian Freud was one of the most influential artists of his generation. Now, six months after his death, two major exhibitions showcase his distinctive work - at the National Portrait Gallery in London, and Pallant House Gallery in Chichester.

During his 20 years as the artist’s assistant, model and friend, David Dawson witnessed the creation of some of Freud’s most celebrated works. Here, as some of his own art also goes on display in Chichester, he gives a unique insight into what life was like in the notoriously private world of Lucian Freud.

Video included.

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Body Painting: The Human Canvases of Danny Setiawan | Mole Empire

November3

Body Painting: The Human Canvases of Danny Setiawan | Mole Empire
Body painting may come in many forms. A good form of body painting manages to hide nudity and replace it with paint. And if you catch a glimpse of these women, you’ll see that Danny Setiawan replaced nakedness with famous artworks.

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The Local - Stolen art works ‘crushed by rubbish truck’

October12

The Local - Stolen art works ‘crushed by rubbish truck’
Five paintings worth €100 million ($135 million) including works by Picasso, Matisse and Modigliano, could have been tossed into a rubbish bin and crushed according to one of the suspects.

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Salvador Dali - Mike Wallace interview 1958 - Part 2/2 - YouTube

October5

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Salvador Dali - Mike Wallace interview 1958 - Part 1/2 - YouTube

October5

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masha

September1

masha
To test the limits of the relationship between performer and audience, Abramovi? developed one of her most challenging (and best-known) performances. She assigned a passive role to herself, with the public being the force which would act on her.

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Thief steals $200,000 Pablo Picasso piece from gallery in middle of day

July22

Thief steals $200,000 Pablo Picasso piece from gallery in middle of day

Straight out of the Thomas Crown Affair…

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