New Van Gogh discovered

Vincent van Gogh, The Blute-Fin windmill


New Van Gogh identified

Wednesday 24 February 2010

A painting of the Blute-Fin windmill in Monmartre, Paris which hangs in a Zwolle museum is the work of Vincent van Gogh, art experts have decided.

The painting was bought by museum director and collector Dirk Hannema from a Paris art dealer in 1975 for 6,500 francs (less than €1,000).

But, says the Volkskrant, he was reluctant to say the painting was a Van Gogh because he had earlier misidentified a forged Vermeer in what became one of the country´s biggest art scandals.

Hannema left the painting, dating from 1886, to the Museum de Fundatie he founded in Zwolle in his will.

See also here.

A Chronology of Vincent van Gogh’s Life: here.

This is a Dutch TV video about a Van Gogh exhibition in Rome.

A major showing of works by Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, and Matisse, premiering November 5 1910—Guy Fawkes Day—shocked British art critics and stirred up a long-lasting debate about what quickly came to be called “post-impressionist” art: here.

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