New Van Gogh painting revealed

(I just learned about reblogging so I thought I’d try it. Enjoy. -Ed.)

Why Evolution Is True

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) ranks among my top five artists of all time (I suppose the others would be Rembrandt, Leonardo, Picasso, and then a tie between Johannes Vermeer and Caravaggio), so it’s a big thrill to see that a previously unknown painting of his has come to light.  Below is “Sunset at Montmajour,” painted at Arles in 1888.

Isn’t it beautiful?

The New York Times describes its provenance and how it was authenticated (the “museum” is the wonderful van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam)

“For the first time in the history of the museum, that is in the past 40 years, a substantial capital new work of van Gogh has been discovered that was completely unknown in the literature,” said the museum’s director, Axel Rüger, in an interview. “He is one of the most famous artists in the world and we always think we’ve seen everything and we know everything…

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