At Eternity’s Gate (1890) – Vincent Van Gogh

At Eternity's Gate is an oil painting by Vincent van Gogh that he made in 1890 in Saint-Rémy de Provence based on an early lithograph. The painting was completed in early May at a time when he was convalescing from a severe relapse in his health and some two months before his death, generally accepted … Continue reading At Eternity’s Gate (1890) – Vincent Van Gogh

Almond Blossom (1890) – Vincent Van Gogh

In painting the Almond Blossom, Van Gogh was not out to revive his own optimism but to make an offering to his ever-caring brother. In spring 1889, Theo had married Jo Bonger, and in February 1890 she gave birth to their son, whom they named Vincent after the boy's godfather. The Blossoming Almond Tree was … Continue reading Almond Blossom (1890) – Vincent Van Gogh

Irises (1889) – Vincent Van Gogh

"Irises" held the record for the most expensive artwork 1987 when it sold for $53.9 million USD, which would be around $100 million in the current economy. The painting was among nearly 130 artworks Van Gogh completed during his stay in a mental institution at Saint-Remy the year prior to his death. "Irises" was the … Continue reading Irises (1889) – Vincent Van Gogh

Starry Night Over the Rhone : 1888 – Vincent Van Gogh

http://www.vincentvangogh.org Starry Night Over the Rhone was painted at a spot on the banks of the river which was only a minute or two's walk from 'The Yellow House' on the Place Lamartine which Van Gogh was renting at the time.  The challenge of painting at night intrigued Van Gogh. The vantage point he chose … Continue reading Starry Night Over the Rhone : 1888 – Vincent Van Gogh

Lust for Life – Irving Stone

Synopsis : Lust for Life is the classic fictional re-telling of the incredible life of Vincent Van Gogh. "Vincent is not dead. He will never die. His love, his genius, the great beauty he has created will go on forever, enriching the world... He was a colossus... a great painter... a great philosopher... a martyr to … Continue reading Lust for Life – Irving Stone