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Night Lights

In honor of the 125th anniversary of Vincent van Gogh’s death (July 29, 1890), artist Daan Roosegaarde has created a Starry Night inspired bike path in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Learn more about the project here.

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Museum Instagram Roundup

Photos from @dasgingy, @sonnerturner, @snady71, @ashlo, @jamiebyroncsm, @dapucino, @elenamaksimovic, @yveskleinblau, @tambrosiasalad, @gogojewelry, @chichinette, and @taylorthetenor via Instagram.

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Cabinet of Curiosities

Cabinet de Curiosites by Zim and Zou

Zim and Zou is a graphics/paper studio based in Nancy, France. Visit their website to see more of their amazing work.

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One of These is Not Like the Other

Can you spot the difference?

See the larger image here.

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Beluga Boogie

Beluga boogies down to the sweet songs of a mariachi band at the Mystic Aquarium.

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April Fools

So, I’ve never been one for elaborate and creative April Fools jokes. But, in the spirit of the day, here’s some Van Gogh paintings – featured on Artcyclopedia a few months back – that have been given the tilt-shift treatment. The change of perspective might just mess with your head.

Starry Night Over the Rhone (1888)

The Red Vineyard (1888)

Prisoners Exercising (1890)

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An Idea of What the Sun is Like

The Red Room by Henri Matisse.

“People have said of Matisse that before him all painting was dark, and this may be false and unjust, but the important thing is that they have said it, that beside Matisse, van Gogh turns black, and Renoir, and Monet, and Turner…There are painters who have had this glory, this role of dazzling men for at least half a century, men who see nothing in their work but the light. They are like a window opening in the night of humanity, and from them young men get an idea of what the sun is like.”

– Louis Aragon from the preface to the exhibition catalogue of the 1948 Matisse retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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I’ll Take Two Parrots

Not sure where this is taken, or what precisely is going on, but I imagine its a behind-the-scenes at the museum shot. Anyone know where this is or have a funny caption that you would include?

Photo from The World’s Best Ever.

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Brrr. It’s Cold Out Here


Someone clearly thought this Titian nude could use a little help bracing herself against the Minnesota cold.

For more info, check out the full post on Neatorama.

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Something’s Missing Here

Take a look at this ad for the Van Gogh Museum Cafe…

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