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Gauguin’s shocking claim: Van Gogh painted the Sunflowers ‘following my advice’

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Source: The Art Newspaper

Paul Gauguin once brazenly claimed that he inspired Van Gogh to create the Sunflowers. This is patently untrue, since the still lifes were painted two months before Gauguin’s arrival at the Yellow House in Arles. The self-serving Gauguin wanted to claim credit for his colleague’s “signature” works.

Read More: https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2023/12/01/gauguins-shocking-claim-van-gogh-painted-the-sunflowers-following-my-advice

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There’s a story of racialised exclusion’: the forgotten Chinese artist who transformed Cumbria

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Source: The Guardian

Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge is a particularly appropriate venue in which to stage the first major exhibition of work by the 20th-century Chinese artist Li Yuan-chia, and his many friends, collaborators and associates.

The Cambridge gallery was established by collectors Jim and Helen Ede in the late 1950s as a home, a meeting place and also a sort of museum; somewhere people could come to share in artistic practice. Li, meanwhile, was engaged in a similarly idealistic project at his home in the tiny village of Banks, close to Hadrian’s Wall in Cumbria, which for more than a decade from the early 70s operated as the LYC Museum and Art Gallery.

Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2023/nov/20/li-yuan-chia-banks-cumbria-kettles-yard-cambridge

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