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The birth of expressionism: Van Gogh + Munch

The birth of expressionism: Van Gogh + Munch

A gunshot and a scream reverberate through the yellow house, echo across the fjord, and fill a new exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam (from 25 September to 17 January 2016) with pity and terror. In 1890 Vincent van Gogh fatally shot himself in the French countryside. Three […]

Van Gogh’s palette

Van Gogh’s palette

 “The Bedroom,” Vincent van Gogh’s 1888 painting, with its honey-yellow bed pressed into the corner of a cozy sky-blue room, is instantly recognizable to art lovers, with his signature contrasting hues. But does our experience of this painting change upon learning that van Gogh had originally depicted those walls in […]