In March 2012, a mysterious piece of artwork–discovered in the town of Otterlo, Netherlands, “Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses” was under scrutiny since 1974 – has finally been proven an artwork by Van Gogh. Housed at the Kroeller-Mueller Museum, magnetic imaging made it possible for art connoisseurs to validate its authenticity. Other collections by the legendary Dutch artist Van Gogh, have commanded values in the millions. As was the case with “Portrait of Dr. Gachet” went for $82.5 million; “Sunflowers” sold for $39.9 million; and “Irises” was bought for $53.9 million. (Source: CNN.com). On the contrary, the discovery of Van Gogh’s new found work is timed with Google’s newest release of its …..
While there are plenty of impressive art exhibitions going on indoors this summer, it is refreshing to be able to step outside when the weather is good and enjoy some art “en plein air.” The following are some of the highlights which are taking place this summer across the globe. View a one of a kind living interpretation of Van Gogh’s A Wheatfield with Cypresses hanging outside of The National Gallery in London made from over 8,000 plants. Read more about the living wall created by General Electric. In Paris, France there are some of the most incredible art museums in the world, but not far from Paris you have …..
The paintings of great artists are continually being recreated by those who are inspired by these works, students studying the works, and others who use alternative media to reinvent famous paintings. This last group often comes up with some of the most inventive and fun interpretations drawing new audiences to see these works in a creative way. The following examples are just a few of the many new pieces inspired by great works of art. This week an artist from Toronto broke the world record with a mosaic created from 12,090 Rubik’s Cubes made after Michelangelo’s Hand of God from the Sistine Chapel. There is also a time lapse video …..