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Remembering the misunderstood genius of his time on his birth anniversary

March 30,  On This Day The Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30th March,1853 in Groot-Zundert, Netherland. He’s considered to be one of the most famous and influential figures in western art history and his paintings are amongst the most popular and recognizable artworks in history. He has about 2100 artworks,...

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When van Gogh’s Sunflowers broke a record

March 30, On This Day There exist many iterations of Vincent van Gogh’s fascination with sunflowers, but one in particular — Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers — made art history on March 30, 1987, when a Japanese insurance magnate reportedly paid the equivalent of US $39,921,750 for the artwork at a Christie’s London auction....