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Amazingly  two Van Gogh paintings that have been missing since 2002 have been recovered.  They are valued at $30 million.  I’m sure the Van Gogh Museum never thought they would be found.  Read about it here.  And you can see the press release that the  Van Gogh Museum released here.   Always good news to have beautiful art by amazing painters recovered.

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Camp 5 Day 4 Van Gogh 1We wrapped up this session of Art Camp with a lovely, large painting of Van Gogh’s “Vase with Carnation and other Flowers”, originally painted in 1886.  This is one you don’t see very often but it’s lovely and the kids did an outstanding job on this one.

Great work everyone.  I hope to see you at this summer’s final session of Art Camp for ages 8-12 on July 25-28.  More information here.

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Camp 5 Day 1 Van Gogh WheatfieldCamp 5 Day 1 Van Gogh Wheatfield 2We paint Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with Crows yesterday at Art Camp.  It is thought to be one of his  last paintings.  The kids did an excellent job on it as they learned about Post-impressionism and Van Gogh’s short, choppy strokes.  Great work everyone!  Art Camp continues today…..with Warhol!

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Camp 3 Day 1 Van GoghYesterday the Art Campers (ages 5-7) painted like Vincent Van Gogh.  And what a terrific job they did.

Nice work everyone.

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Famous Painters March Van GoghWe had the best time at the Famous Painters Party last night at The Studio painting Van Gogh’s Yellow Chair.  Everyone did a fabulous job working on their 16″ x 20″ canvas.  They look so good!  We are going to do the companion piece “Gauguin’s Chair” at the May 24th session.

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loving-vincent-shop-1398331843If you do nothing else today you HAVE to watch this film trailer.   I’ve been seeing a short video on Facebook the last few days promoting a new film about Vincent Van Gogh.  It  is and animated film about his life being made entirely using paintings in his swirling-choppy style and based on his letters.  It is AMAZING!

You  must watch this short video about the film…..and then watch the trailer for the film here.  The things they can do with art and film is unbelievable.  I can’t wait to see the completed film.

 

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Van Gogh's Starry Night

Van Gogh’s Starry Night

There are so many thoughts and explanations on why so many people are drawn to Van Gogh’s Starry Night.  Here is  really interesting one.  Be sure to when you click this link to read it that you also watch the short video explanation.  Fascinating!

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