24 Mar 24/03/21 – Your Weekly Dose Of Art Happiness
Your weekly dose of some good and interesting news from around
our World of Art, because We Love Art.
Enjoy The Van Gogh Museum From Home
The Van Gogh Museum is a Dutch art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent van Gogh and his contemporaries in the Museum Square in Amsterdam South, close to the Stedelijk Museum, the Rijksmuseum, and the Concertgebouw.
The Van Gogh Museum houses the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) in the world. The permanent collection includes over 200 paintings by Vincent van Gogh, 500 drawings, and more than 750 letters. The museum also presents exhibitions on various subjects from 19th-century art history!
Auction of the World’s Largest Canvas Painting
The world’s largest canvas painting has sold at a Dubai auction for almost 228 million dirhams ($62 million), putting it among the most expensive artworks ever to go under the hammer. Measuring over 17,000 square feet, Sacha Jafri’s “The Journey of Humanity” is roughly equivalent in size to four NBA-regulation basketball courts.
The Journey of Humanity was sold for $62 million at an auction held at Atlantis, The Palm hotel. The sale puts it among the most expensive artworks by a living artist ever sold at auction, and it is not far behind a $69 million Beeple NFT piece that sold at Christie’s earlier this month.
Artist Of The Week by We Love Art
The best part of WLA is watching our ArtLovers unleash their inner artists and leave us speechless. So it is time to show off what our community is creating all around the world.
Our Artist of The Week is Gwenaelle Batteux! We are very proud to say that she has attended almost all Paint & Grapes since the past year! Isn’t that incredible?
We love how far Gwenaelle has come with her artistic journey, and look forward to keep seeing the brilliant masterpieces she creates.
ArtLovers Quote Of The Week
“Every artist was first an amateur” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
We Love Art Painting of The Week
Van Gogh’s paintings of Sunflowers are among his most famous. He did them in Arles, in the south of France, in 1888 and 1889. Vincent painted a total of five large canvases with sunflowers in a vase, with three shades of yellow ‘and nothing else. In this way, he demonstrated that it was possible to create an image with numerous variations of a single colour, without any loss of eloquence.
The sunflower paintings had a special significance for Van Gogh: they communicated ‘gratitude’, he wrote. He hung the first two in the room of his friend, the painter Paul Gauguin, who came to live with him for a while in the Yellow House. Gauguin was impressed by the sunflowers, which he thought were ‘completely Vincent’. Van Gogh had already painted a new version during his friend’s stay and Gauguin later asked for one as a gift, which Vincent was reluctant to give him. He later produced two loose copies, however, one of which is now in the Van Gogh Museum.
Our Last Paint & Grape
Our ArtLovers tell us that Paint & Grape sessions are the ‘highlight of their week’.
We absolutely love the stunning artwork created by our Art lovers for ‘Abstract Art With Gold Leaf’ at Intercontinental Marina. Watch the still for this event on our YouTube Channel below!
Paint & Grow by Kidz Love Art
After years of our community asking us for a We Love Art for kids, we have finally launched our sister brand Kidz Love Art. Our Last Paint & Grow event on the 12th of March was a huge success! The children painted some amazing masterpieces and we are absolutely proud of them! Explore our next Paint & Grow on the 26th of March and enroll your child for the most creative experience.
Want to get featured as the next Artist of The Week?
Simply send us a picture of your We Love Art masterpiece via Instagram / Facebook / Email, and a few words about your creative experience – and you’d be surprised!