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Art of the Day: Van Gogh, The White Orchard, April 1888. Oil on canvas, 60 x 81 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Vincent van Gogh, The Banks of the Seine, Spring 1887. Oil on canvas, 32 x 46 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Camille Roulin, 1888, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation). Now on view at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Happy birthday Vincent van Gogh! He was born on this day in 1853. Image: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Self-portrait with pipe and straw hat, 1887. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Provençal orchard, March - April 1888. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Art of the Day: Van Gogh, Orchard with Blossoming Apricot Trees (The Pink Orchard), March 1888. Oil on canvas, 64.5 x 80.5 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), The Bridge in the Rain (after Hiroshige), 1887. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Today is the start of the Boekenweek (National Book Week). From early on, Vincent van Gogh was fascinated by books. Here’s a video explaining why Vincent van Gogh depicted three realistic novels in 1887: youtu.be/B0LT0NsH76Y Image: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Three novels, 1887. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

On or about 25 February 1889 Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother: "When Mrs Roulin also left, to go and live with her mother in the country for the time being, she took away the Berceuse. I had the sketch of it and two repetitions. She had a good eye and took the best one, only I’m currently redoing it. And I don’t want this one to be inferior." Full letter: vangoghletters.or...

Vincent van Gogh, Daubigny’s garden, 1890, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Stichting)

Happy Valentine’s day! Image: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), A Man and a Woman Seen from the Back, 1886. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), An Old Woman of Arles, February 1888. Oil on canvas, 58.0 x 42.5 cm. Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam. #VanGogh

Today in 1888 Anton Mauve died. He was Vincent’s cousin by marriage and his first teacher. Vincent wrote: ‘Mauve gave me encouragement recently when I needed it. He’s a man of genius’ vangoghletters.or... Around 30 March 1888, Van Gogh painted “Pink peach trees (‘Souvenir de Mauve’)” as a gift to Mauve’s widow. This painting is now in the collection of Kröller-Müller Museum.

"The way to succeed is — to keep courage and patience, and to carry on working hard" - Vincent van Gogh, 2 February 1886. vangoghletters.or...

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), The courtesan (after Eisen), 1887. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Today is the birthday of Vincent Willem van Gogh (1890), son of Vincent’s brother Theo van Gogh and Jo Van Gogh-Bonger. Vincent wrote to his mother: I started right away to make a painting for him, to hang in their bedroom. Large branches of white almond blossom against a blue sky. Image: Vincent van Gogh, Almond blossom, 1890, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

  • Mia Feigelson's FB Gallery

    Thanks for this reminder, for Almond blossom and for the excerpt of Vincent's letter.... I do hope to see it again in September 2014, but this time with my younger daughter, she'll love it !!!

Only a few more days to visit the exhibition Van Gogh Repetitions at the Phillips Collection in Washington before it closes on 2 February. There are some works from our collection on display as well, like this one depicting a member of the Roulin family. More info: www.phillipscolle... Image: Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Marcelle Roulin, 1888, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Head of a fisherman with a fringe of beard and a sou'wester, 1883. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Art of the Day: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Self-portrait with glass, January 1887. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

"... it’s not copying pure and simple that one would be doing. It is rather translating into another language, the one of colours, the impressions of chiaroscuro and white and black." - Vincent van Gogh, 13 January 1890 - Full letter: vangoghletters.or... - Image: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Evening (after Millet), 1889, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

Art of the Day: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Snow-Covered Field with a Harrow, January 1890. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Still life with earthenware and bottles, 1885. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

‘I’m just writing to wish you a happy New Year, may it be a good year for you in every way and, I add egoistically, for myself as well’ – Vincent van Gogh Full letter: vangoghletters.or... Image: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), sketch for ‘Starry Night Over the Rhone’, 1888, from a letter to Eugène Boch. vangoghletters.or...

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), The Drinkers, 1890. The Art Institute of Chicago. Now on view in our exhibition ‘Van Gogh at work’.

Curious about what’s hidden under the paint of Van Gogh's masterpieces? Discover it with our app 'Touch Van Gogh': www.vangoghmuseum...

  • Mia Feigelson's FB Gallery

    I love this Application !!!! I could see them at your Museum and I remember having stayed for long looking at all the details - the outcome of such a great research !! - Pity I don't have a tablet... I'm happy for those who do and install it. Congratulations !!!!