Monday , May 17 2021

And now? Vincent van Gogh was not Vincent Van Gogh

(ANSA) – A world-famous photo has so far been thought to portray a young man Vincent Van Gogh At the age of 13, this is actually the image of the painter's brother, Theo.

This was revealed in a recent investigation, initiated by Yves Vasser, Commissioner General of Mons 2015 (European Capital of Culture), and was completed thanks to a scientific analysis conducted at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The photograph shows brother Theo at the age of 15, that's the conclusion.

"I was surprised to learn that this photo is very likely to be from my great-grandfather Theo, so not from Vincent," said Willem van Gogh, who heads the Van Gogh Museum and is the great-grandson of Theo van Gogh. "But I'm glad the mystery is resolved," he added. "It is essential that the Vincent van Gogh's legacy is transferred and preserved properly, and that research is a decisive contribution to these efforts," he said.

From Monet to Warhol, from Mandela

A series of works from the most important museums in South Africa, the Johannesburg Art Gallery, open to the public from 1910 will be displayed at the Dzhenkovo ​​Palace in Genoa as part of an exhibition in which the 100-year history of art will condense.

The exhibition "From Monet to Bacon, Masterpieces of the Art Gallery in Johannesburg" will feature over 50 works, including oils, watercolors and graphics, which are signed by some of the protagonists of the international art scene of the 19th and 20th centuries. Among them are Edgar Degga, Dante Gabriel Rosseti, Jean Baptiste Koro, Alma Tadema, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Roy Liechtenstein and Andy Warhol.

The exhibition will feature a piece devoted to the art of South Africa: from the works of Maggie Laubner, one of the exhibitors of South African expressionism, to the works of Mod Samner, Selby Mewusi and George Pemba, painters with strong interests in social issues as the reality of apartheid and urban life .

The exhibition in Genoa will be from November 17 to March 3 next year and will be in charge of Simona Bartolena. It is an exhibition linking the capital of the Liguria region with Johannesburg in memory of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013), 100 years after his birth. The exhibition allows the public to learn about the fascinating history of the South African art gallery, which was open to the public in 1910. His birth is due to the sensitivity of Florence Phillips, the wife of the magnate industry magnate Lionel Philips.

Just to make the city have an art museum, this woman convinced her husband and other industrial magnates to invest in the project. She also sold a beautiful blue diamond that her husband gave her in order to gain the first deeds.

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