The Art of Ironing
is, primarily, a Russian advertisement for steam irons, however it is also a remarkable demonstration of recreating art from unusual materials; in this case, a simple white piece of cloth.
posted by quin
on Nov 26, 2012 -
Did Gauguin Cut Off van Gogh's Ear?
According to a new book
by two German art historians, van Gogh did not slice off his left ear in a fit of madness and drunkenness in Arles in December 1888. His ear was severed by a sword wielded by his friend, the painter, Paul Gauguin, in a drunken row over a woman called Rachel and the true nature of art.
posted by ornate insect
on May 4, 2009 -
Zoom in to brush-stroke level detail of the masters at the World's First HD Online Art Exhibition
. At SXSW 2009
, France's Zoomorama
showed off its latest collaboration with Bridgeman Art Library
. So far the collection features the work of only three artists, but for those of us who like to make museum security nervous by getting really close, the results are pretty amazing, and the implications for future exhibitions are exciting. [Flash]
posted by Rykey
on Apr 25, 2009 -
Explore painter Vincent Van Gogh
's "nocturnal interiors and landscapes, which often combine with other longstanding themes of his art -- peasant life, sowers, wheatfields, and the encroachment of modernity on the rural scene." View "paintings, drawings, and letters from all periods of his career, as well as examples of the rich literary sources that influenced his work." Also includes audio commentary.flash. via [more inside]
posted by hortense
on Nov 13, 2008 -
Van Gogh's Moon Shines Again This Weekend If you go out this Sunday evening and look up at the Moon, you will see not only our closest celestial neighbor, but a piece of art history as well. The rising full moon will appear exactly the way it did 114 years ago, when Vincent Van Gogh captured the scene in his famous painting "Moonrise."
. Also learn how the moon helped date the painting.
posted by NewBornHippy
on Jul 11, 2003 -