GOGH, Vincent Van (1853-1890), Netherlands

Birth name Vincent Willem van Gogh
Born 30 March 1853
Zundert, Netherlands
Died 29 July 1890 (aged 37)
Auvers-sur-Oise, France
Nationality Dutch
Field Painting, drawing
Training Anton Mauve
Movement Post-Impressionism
Works Starry Night, Sunflowers, Bedroom in Arles, Portrait of Dr. Gachet, Sorrow
Influenced by Jean-François Millet, Rembrandt van Rijn, Eugène Delacroix, Impressionism, Ukiyo-e

Influenced Émile Bernard, Henri Matisse, Oskar Kokoschka, Read more

The Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold. An Updated List

A detailed and and frequently updated list of the most expensive paintings ever
by G. Fernández –
There are a lot of websites displaying “the 10 most expensive paintings ever sold” or similar lists. But unfortunately, most of these lists are incorrect, often being obsoletes, often ignoring the private sales Read more

Pub Signs

There is recent interest amongst dealers and collectors in the few surviving pictorial pub signs. The best examples of these are competently painted traditional subjects which make unusual, attractive and economic decor, with the added interest of a historical name or image stretching back a couple of thousand years. Read more

Impressionism & Impressionist

Impressionism was a 19th century art movement, which began as a loose association of Paris-based artists who began publicly exhibiting their art in the 1860s. The name of the movement is derived from Claude Monet’s Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant). Critic Louis Leroy inadvertently coined the term in a Read more

Canadian School of Painting

The greatest influence on Canadian painting in the 1920s and 1930s was exerted by the Group of Seven, an association of artists in Toronto who strove to produce a style they felt appropriate to Canada. They were the first to proclaim a national school of painting and challenge other Read more

Miniature Painting on Ivory

Small, finely wrought portrait executed on vellum, prepared card, copper, or ivory. The name is derived from the minium, or red lead, used by the medieval illuminators. Arising from a fusion of the separate traditions of the illuminated manuscript and the medal, miniature painting flourished from the beginning of Read more