Van Gogh and his Letters

Vincent van Gogh - The Letters

The British Royal Academy of Arts presents an exhibition of the work of Vincent van Gogh. The focus of the exhibition is the artist’s remarkable correspondence. Vincent van Gogh’s letters have long been prized as some of the most valuable documents in the world of art. Not only do they throw light on Van Gogh’s own complex and intriguing character, they enlighten the whole creative process.
The Royal Academy is offering free six volumes of his correspondence and all you have to do is to give your contact information and wait. The prize draw closes on the 18 April 2010. Winner will be drawn at random and notified on 19 April 2010.

Donate your Art for devastated Haiti

There will be an online auction organized by 140hours on Jan 29th where you can donate your work or you can bid and buy some artwork.

This online auctions site uses Twitter to bid, and if you want your painting to be auctioned you need to open Twitter account. On regular auctions they keep 10% and artist gets 90% of the final price, but for this auction I could not find out how much will they keep and how much will they send to Haiti. They just have general rules and if somebody has time to dig this out, please add a comment to this post.

You can also see the gallery of already submitted works for this and previous auctions.

International Artexpo New York

The International Artexpo New York claims to be the world’s largest fine art trade show, providing dealers with access to thousands of wholesale works from artists and publishers in one single venue. They are expecting to have over 400 exhibiting artists, galleries and publishers from across the globe, showcasing exciting original artwork, prints, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, giclee, lithographs and glass works.

Chasing Aurora Borealis

Can you image yourself on a voyage to the North pole chasing the polar light with your camera and a sketch book? Well, for Jenni Mitchell,  an Australian oil/pastel artist this is a dream come true. She was recently awarded an artist-in-residency aboard a Norwegian coastal steamer in Norway.  She will be undertaking three voyages along the coastal ridge of Norway and into the Arctic Circle. The voyage is aimed at ‘Hunting the Light’ – the search for the Aurora Borealis. She will be collecting visual materials by way of photography and sketches as source material for her work. She has arrived to Oslo a couple of days ago and will continue traveling during January and February 2010. You can follow her voyage journal on this blog.

Pastel anatomical illustrations from 19th century

Long before the use of the X-ray, CAT scan, ultrasound and digital technology, the use of images played an important role in the medical education of students. Anatomical illustrations were cutting edge in the eighteenth century, and Jan Van Rymsdyk was known as one of the best anatomical illustrators in the world. Van Rymsdyk has kept his stature over the past two and a half centuries… Read more

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