kottke.org posts about Vincent van Gogh

Wind and water current maps by van GoghMar 29 2012

A pair of recent info visualizations look as though they were painted by Vincent van Gogh. Wind Map shows the realtime flow of wind over the United States.

Wind mapPerpetual Ocean is a NASA animation of ocean currents around the world.

Would be cool to see both of these rendered through Stamen's watercolor filter.

Night colors of Van GoghSep 22 2008

Color palettes taken from a MoMA exhibition of nighttime paintings by Vincent van Gogh. Review of the show by the NY Times.

Hidden van GoghJul 31 2008

X-ray analysis has revealed a van Gogh painting underneath another van Gogh painting. (via clusterflock)

Photograph of the graves of Vincent andOct 18 2007

Photograph of the graves of Vincent and Theodore van Gogh in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. (Don't quite know why I'm posting this...it just struck me is all.)

Van Gogh's Starry Night done in LegoAug 03 2006

Van Gogh's Starry Night done in Lego. (via photojojo)

Vincent van Gogh painted turbulence quite accurately.Jul 10 2006

Vincent van Gogh painted turbulence quite accurately. Mexican scientists "have found that the Dutch artist's works have a pattern of light and dark that closely follows the deep mathematical structure of turbulent flow".

Just Van Gogh!Dec 20 2005

A quick note about the Van Gogh show at the Met that's closing at the end of the month: if you're in NYC, go see it. Admittedly, I'm a fan of Van Gogh, but I thought this was one of the best museum exhibitions I've ever seen. The exhibition features drawings (as well as a few paintings) from his short 10-year career as an artist, and you can really see how much he progressed during that time and how much his drawings and paintings were related. I can't wait to go back over to the MoMA and look at Starry Night and The Postman and view them not as paintings, but more as drawings done with paint.

Opening tomorrow at the Met Museum inOct 17 2005

Opening tomorrow at the Met Museum in NYC, an exhibition of drawings by Vincent van Gogh. October 18, 2005 through December 31, 2005.

Astronomers have determined the precise location andAug 24 2005

Astronomers have determined the precise location and time that Ansel Adams took a famous photograph of the moon in Yosemite National Park and are going to attempt to recreate the shot in September. The same forensic team has previously determined when Van Gogh painted "White House at Night".

Photomosaic version of Van Gogh's Starry NightJul 06 2005

Photomosaic version of Van Gogh's Starry Night. The image is made up of over 210,000 individual photographs.

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