The Artist Birthday Series

Vincent van Gogh

After more than 100 years since van Gogh’s death, more of his artwork was released. A painting of a landscape entitled “Sunset at Montmajour” was discovered and unveiled by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in September 2013. Before coming under the possession of the Van Gogh Museum, a Norwegian industrialist owned the painting and stored it away in his attic, having thought that it wasn’t authentic. The painting is believed to have been created by van Gogh in 1888—around the same time that his artwork “Sunflowers” was made—just two years before his death.

"Sunset At Montmajour," a previously unknown work by Vincent van Gogh, brought to light in .
“Sunset At Montmajour,” a previously unknown work by Vincent van Gogh, brought to light in 2013. The painting is believed to have been created in 1888.

Vincent’s life and work have been deeply inspirational to innumerable artists since his time on Earth was brought to a close. Not only did he inspire the painters that would inevitabley shape modern art in general, his life itself has been the subject of books, films, and music. One of the most truly beautiful, enigmatic musical tributes, the song “Vincent,” was written by Don McClean in 1971. It remains unsurpassed in its ability to touch the heart, nearly as deep as van Gogh’s own textured, loving brush stokes.

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