Flying through the world of van Gogh

Something to enjoy, to ease us back and into the autumn semester. If you’re ready to start, try doing a little research on van Gogh, or one of his contemporaries. Or you could try finding something about him in the news, like these two pieces: “Does Van Gogh’s Starry, Starry Night feature the Milky, Milky Way?” (from The Art Newspaper), and this, which is a bit darker, more somber: “Van Gogh’s ‘terrifying environment’ of French asylum revealed” (from The Guardian).

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Hyper-real

Here are a couple of short videos about the 11-year-old artist from Lagos, Nigeria who’s gone viral this month. He’d be a good person to do your profile/biography task about.

And here’s his Instagram.