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Vincent Van Gogh the Dutch master December 3, 2018

Vincent van Gogh (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890) was born on 30 March 1853 in Zundert, a village in the southern province of North Brabant. He was the eldest son of the Reverend Theodorus van Gogh (1822 – 1885) and Anna Cornelia Carbentus (1819 – 1907). Brother to  Elisabeth, Anna,  Wil,  Theo and Cor. Little is known about Vincent’s early years other than that he was a quiet child with no apparent artistic…

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Christmas and Art November 30, 2018

Christmas and art go together. From the Renaissance and the Catholic Church to the modern day.  Art has a way of showing history in amazing ways. The art of the Catholic church has a rich history. As evident by these examples. Botticelli The Annunciation (1489) The illiteracy of pre-Renaissance and Renaissance times led the Catholic Church and wealthy merchants to commission painters. To tell the story of the origins of Christianity in pictures. They were…

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