Vincent Van Gogh

Remembering Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent Van Gogh died on 29 July 1890, aged 37. Some of his paintings, like his famous sunflowers, chair, starry night, terrace cafe and bedroom, are amongst the most distinctive and recognisable (and certainly the most popular at student poster sales) in the world. But are you familiar with these two? They are both part […]

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Europeana Twinsies: Who’s Next? Cast Your Vote

Over the past week, we’ve seen Hawaiian artist and photographer Cheyne Gallarde take on some of Europe’s most well-known faces. The man behind Universe of One has already shared his interpretations of Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Napoleon and now we want you to pick the next face for him to recreate. Inspired by the work of Cindy Sherman, […]

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Europeana Twinsies

Europeana Twinsies: Classic Masterpieces with a Twist

Today we have an exciting announcement to make. Here at Europeana we are massive fans of Hawaiian artist and photographer Cheyne Gallarde, made famous through his self-portrait project entitled Universe of One. Funded via Kickstarter, his series of self-portraits transform him into an ever-expanding catalogue of characters. Inspired by the work of Cindy Sherman, he […]

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Icon of Expression: Vincent van Gogh

“Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.” – Vincent van Gogh Dutch post-impressionist painter, Vincent van Gogh was born on 30th March 1853, in the town of Zundert in the south of the Netherlands. Vincent spent his early adulthood working for a firm of […]

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Van Gogh’s 158th birthday

Today is the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh (and Warren Beatty, Eric Clapton and Celine Dion). Materials in Europeana on Van Gogh include paintings, letters and drawings, including his self portrait, the “potato eaters” and this painting of a seascape near Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer: Below you will find a selection of some more of the many items […]

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