Tag Archives: Van Gogh

Van Gogh on parade

The folks in Zundert, Netherlands are crazy about flowers, Vincent Van Gogh and parades. On the first Sunday of every September they put on a wildly colorful festival to celebrate all three. The event honors the region’s horticultural industry, which specializes … Continue reading

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Starry Night

Bike riding at night can be exciting and liberating, but often just dangerous. Now thanks to Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde nocturnal trips can be magical. He has created a beautiful new illuminated bicycle trail in the town of Nuenen near … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Vincent

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Starry Night

Commissioned by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Vincent is a moving and affectionate tribute to Vincent van Gogh in the form of a graphic novel, or rather a graphic biography. Part of publisher SelfMadeHero’s “Art Masters” series, the book … Continue reading

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Amazon Can’t Replace This

In my ongoing obsession to visit or document every quirky secondhand bookshop, I offer you La Caverne aux Livres in the suburban Paris town of Auvers-sur-Oise. Located next to the town’s railway station, this terrific little bookstore occupies a repurposed … Continue reading

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Van Gogh Goes Green In London

The world’s first living wall replica of a painting masterpiece, Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield, with Cyrpresses, is now “hanging” in Trafalgar Square, London at the National Gallery. Working with GE and ANS Group, the museum designed, grew and installed the … Continue reading

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Yale Finally Opens Up

Yale University has just opened up its museum archives to the public providing limited free online access to images from its vast cultural collections. Currently, they’ve offered access to 250,000 images at their new online catalog, with the goal of … Continue reading

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Anne Frank and Dutch Book Week

thanks to Marthe Dijkstra for this suggestion: Each year the CPNB, or Collectieve Propaganda van het Nederlandse Boek, organizes the Dutch Book Week (Boekenweek ) to promote Dutch literature and reading. And every year a specific genre is profiled. This … Continue reading

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