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Thursday, September 12, 2013


STORY HIGHLIGHTS--"A discovery of this magnitude has never before occurred," the Van Gogh Museum says. The picture is from 1888, during a period considered by many to be the high point of his career.  It depicts a landscape in the south of France, where van Gogh was working at the time.

ART WORLD WHODUNIT?--In an article titled “New Van Gogh painting discovered: ‘Sunset at Montmajour,’” by art writer Jethro Mullen, CNN reports “...More than 120 years after Vincent van Gogh's death, a new painting by the Dutch master has come to light.

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which holds the largest collection of the artist's work, announced Monday the discovery of the newly identified painting, a landscape titled "Sunset at Montmajour...

But details won’t be revealed until next month.

“...In its statement, the Van Gogh Museum didn't divulge the full story behind the discovery of "Sunset at Montmajour," saying it would be published in the October edition of The Burlington Magazine, a fine art publication...

"Van Gogh is believed to have completed the relatively large painting in 1888, two years before his death...The picture depicts a landscape in the vicinity of Arles in the south of France, where van Gogh was working at that time, the museum said...”

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