Loving Vincent, the First Ever Feature-Length Painted Animation

Imagine, if you will, a feature-length animation about the life and death of post-Impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. Now imagine that the animation is made entirely from paintings created in Van Gogh's iconic style, and you're beginning to understand why we're so excited about Loving Vincent. » 1/24/14 7:40am 1/24/14 7:40am

Vincent van Gogh's never-before-seen sketchbooks

Did you know Vincent van Gogh kept a sketchbook? Several of them, in fact. For years, seven of them were kept at Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, hidden away in the institution's archives. Now, they've been unveiled for all the world to see in Molly Oldfield's The Secret Museum. » 10/02/13 7:40am 10/02/13 7:40am

World's Greatest Astronomical Detective Strikes Again!

Donald Olson, an astrophysicist at Texas State University has a habit of taking well-known historical facts and turning them upsidown. Using the stars and Moon and a little bit of math, he's re-dated the original running of Marathon in 491-490 BC, precisely determined the spot in which Edvard Munch painted "The Scream,"… » 7/01/08 9:50am 7/01/08 9:50am