Van Gogh

On Art And Insanity

Sahr Jalil | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK
Sahr Jalil

Vincent wasn't a rich man. He started a career in the city from a young age, but idealised a simpler life in the countryside. He wasn't a lucky man ei...

Can't Pay Your Tax? Hand Over Some Art...

PA | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

Artworks worth around £45 million have been left to the nation in lieu of tax, according to a new report. They include an early work by Vincent Va...

Urban Sketchers at Covent Garden (and How to Become One)

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Art making can be seen as intimidating, but these sort of events uncovers the myth and just let you jump to what you love most. Making mistakes is just part of the learning process and the benefits of expressing ideas, and recording what it is around us, should be the main drive to join such a magical journey. So, what are you waiting for?

Say What? Van Gogh's Severed Ear 'Regrown' From Cells Of Living Relative

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK

A replica of Vincent Van Gogh’s ear has been grown using genetic material from one of his surviving relatives. Artist Diemut Strebe created the ...

The Living Language of Flowers: Sunflowers

Ana Tzarev | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

International painter and sculptor Ana Tzarev presents a collection of posts delving into the cultural, social, and historical weight of flowers, the signature subject of her body of work.

Flowers as Art History's Messengers of Meaning

Ana Tzarev | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

Among nature's countless gifts are flowers: in the simple grace of their petals, countless souls have been moved to create. But flowers speak of far more than mere beauty. As the art of ages keenly illustrates, the universal language of flowers has long been used to communicate deeper messages, instantly and wordlessly.

The Colour Yellow, Autumn, How Not to Feel Blue

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Yellow is 'a colour capable of charming God' (Vincent van Gogh from his letters to his brother Theo). Van Gogh's use of yellow is perhaps best seen in his Sunflowers which he considered to be a 'simple' painting (ironically one version sold for a record sum in 1987).

3d-Printers Used To Recreate World's Masterpieces

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Tech

You can do a lot of things with a 3D-printer - pizzas, invisibility cloaks... guns. And now it turns out you can even recreate your favourite Van G...

Breaking the Sound of Silence on Syphilis

Professor Rosanna Peeling | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK
Professor Rosanna Peeling

Syphilis is said to have affected some of the great writers and artists of history including Oscar Wilde, Van Gogh and Manet. Yet, despite being depicted in some of the most popular artwork and literature of our time, it affects more pregnant women than HIV and it kills over 400,000 babies a year.

To View Art From Both Sides: The Creator and the Critic

Ana Tzarev | Posted 18.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

For all of its magnificent offerings and dazzling opportunities, the art world is capable of such cruelty. One can pour their soul, the very essence of his or her self, into a creation, only to then stand by as it is smashed apart by a single word of opposition.

LS Lowry And 9 Other Great Artists Dismissed In Their Time

Posted 17.01.2013 | Home

Even today, LS Lowry is dismissed in some circles as an 'amateur' or a 'Sunday painter', who just painted gloomy Northern scenes and 'matchstick men'....

You Too Could Die Before Your Time

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.02.2012 | Home

Do you feel underappreciated by your employer? Do your friends not realise your full potential? Don’t worry, you could just be an untapped talent ju...

Liz Taylor's Art Collection Sells For Double Money

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 20.12.2012 | Home

Three paintings from Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor's art collection were sold for almost £14 million at auction in London. The paintings by Van ...

Glitter Amidst the Gloom: Elizabeth Taylor, Jewellery and Image in the Recession

Carin King | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK
Carin King

That the auctions of the late Elizabeth Taylor's possessions began with the world's economy teetering on the brink of another recession was the type of contrast which underlined the separation between a great Hollywood star and the rest of us mere mortals.

Van Gogh's Famous Suicide An Accident, Says Revelatory Book

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 17.12.2011 | UK

For an artist as tortured as Vincent Van Gogh it seems quite explicable - if tragic - that his life ended in suicide. But for two Pulitzer Prize-wi...

Glamorization, Mental Health and the Addictive Price to Pay for Art

Nadia Khomami | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Nadia Khomami

t's time we stopped romanticising mental illness and addiction, stopped putting the heavily addicted on our cool-lists and their ordeal as our red-topped headlines.