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Is this Really a Lost Sketchbook by Van Gogh? (P2)

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Last week (Part 1) we examined the arguments of art historian Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov (1940) who claims to have discovered 65 new drawings of Vincent Van Gogh that have been illustrated in her recently published book ‘The Lost Sketchbook of Arles‘.  In this article the reaction of the Van Gogh Museum who challenge her claims and […]

Is this Really a Lost Sketchbook by Van Gogh? (P1)

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Riot Around Cashbook with 65 Drawings A sketchbook with 65 newly discovered drawings, possibly drawn by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), has caused  a lot of commotion in the international art world. Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, the author of the recently published book ‘Vincent van Gogh. The Lost Sketchbook of Arles‘, is convinced the drawings are authentic. But […]

Reynolds and Rose Re-Interpreting Traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e Shunga

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The (regular) artist duo Reynolds and Rose created a series of paintings in which they give their own unique take on ancient shunga. The body of work is entitled ‘Japornism: Erotic Contemporientalism‘ and was exhibited at the Eaton Hill Gallery in 2018. Sopranos Both artists share a musical and artistic background, and in the last decade they […]

Unstoppable: What Makes Hokusai’s ‘The Great Wave’ so Irresistible?

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Even those who do not know ‘The Great Wave‘ by the Japanese artist Hokusai (1760-1849), knows it. As a meme, as a sweater or as a emoji. What makes this woodblock print from the early 1830s so compelling? Waves Are Claws Tell them, Vincent. ‘These waves are claws, the boat is caught in them, and you […]

Interview with the Artist Senju Horimatsu on His Sensual Tattoo Art (P1)

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Of all contemporary artists who are influenced by the art of shunga, there is no one who dedicates himself so completely to this art form as the Swedish print designer/ painter Matti Senju Horimatsu (1968). This former tattoo artist reduced his activities in irezumi (traditional Japanese tattooing) and concentrated more and more on his paintings, prints […]

The Magnificent Erotic World Displayed in Hokusai Prints

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The ukiyo-e genius Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is by far the most widely known of all Japanese artists. There are several factors that contributed to his stardom. One of them was the publication in 1896 of Edmond de Concourt’s intense monography Hokousai (published the same year as Michel Revon’s Etude sur Hoksai‘). Van Gogh Another major […]

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the Utamaro of Montmartre (P1)

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The Post-Impressionist artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) and his interest in Japanese art is closely linked to the writer and art dealer Maurice Joyant (1864-1930). The collection of the latter was one of the most visited by Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters and are a further indication of the co-dependent, comprehensive network of artists, authors and other […]

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