A collection of 25 posts
How an Art History Teacher Solved Two of the Biggest Mysteries about Van Gogh using Genealogical skills
Did Vincent Van Gogh really cut off his ear or did he only take a small slice? Did Gauguin take if off in a duel following a fight the two artists had that fateful night? Read to know the real story behind this mystery.
Dutch artist Charley Toorop - created powerful portraits
Born in the Netherlands in 1891, Charley Toorop was a talented violinist but also a self-taught painter and lithographer who became affiliated with the Bergense School from the 1910s through the 1920s. Image credit: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Vincent and the Underworld
Two stolen Van Gogh paintings. "View of the Sea at Scheveningen" - the first work where Van Gogh used oils on advice from his brother Theo. "Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, 1884–85", His father preached in this church - Van Gogh gifted it to his mother on his father's death.
The Brueghel Boys -Pieter and Jan
Pieter Brueghel the Younger's son Pieter Brueghel III (1589–c. 1640) became a painter in 1608 and, like his father, was known as a copyist. Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) was the younger son of Pieter Bruegel the Elder. He became an well known artist in his own right