Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Time to visit Japan

Hello, all: Sorry for not posting in so long. Just a brief note to say that another painting has moved from a private collection to a public museum. Always good news. Peasant Woman Laundering can now be found at the Hikaru Museum in Takayama, Japan. A lovely early painting from the Nuenen period--unusual for its brighter colours.

I visited Takayama years ago and remember it as a wonderful city. I'll have to visit again and see this lovely painting.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Good news for Coloradans

The new year brings good news for people living in the Centennial State. A public museum in Colorado has acquired its first Van Gogh work:

Edge of a Wheatfield with Poppies

Visit the Denver Art Museum to see this lovely work from Van Gogh's Paris period.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Two private collection paintings donated to museums

Good news for Van Gogh aficionados as two rarely seen Van Gogh paintings have been donated to public museums. See details in the "In the News" section.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

New Van Gogh Painting Unveiled

Today I posted information about the new Van Gogh painting that was presented at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam last month:

http://www.vggallery.com/news/20130909.htm

Coincidentally I was the at the Van Gogh Museum the very morning of the press conference. I was in Amsterdam on holidays which would later take me to Berlin, Norway and Iceland. I wish that I'd had the chance to see the new painting with my own eyes--probably the only chance I'll get. But it was decided that I not be asked to join the press conference unfortunately.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Updates!

Shameful that I haven't posted on this blog in more than a year. I'm going to try and be much more diligent about making new entries.

Having said that, today’s posting isn’t the most exciting. There are two changes that I’ve just made:

1. Still Life with an Earthen Bowl and Potatoes (F 118) is no longer dated to Nuenen in 1885, but rather to Paris around 1886. This change comes as a result of research undertaken by the Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen in Rotterdam. They determined that the pot seen in this painting is actually a pot that would be found specifically in Paris and not Nuenen.

2. Still Life with Scabiosa and Ranunculus (F 666) is no longer part of the collection of the Takahata Gallery in Osaka. Rather it’s now in a private collection. No further details unfortunately.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Exhibitions!

I aplogize for not posting in so long. And just a brief one today. Lots of Van Gogh travels and sights for me this year. A trip to Amsterdam in April which is always wonderful. And then a three day getaway to Ottawa in May to see the "Van Gogh: Up Close" exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada. Highly recommended. And the crowds are well managed so you can see these beautiful works without peering over ten rows of people. Coming up: the "Becoming Van Gogh" exhibition in Denver with 68 Van Gogh works on display--many not seen in public in decades. Definitely worth a trip to the "Mile High" city. See my website's Exhibitions section for a complete list of the works in the Ottawa and Denver exhibitions.