Tuesday, 18 July 2006

Van Gogh in KUWAIT

Van Gogh in Al-Fanar

Vincent Van Gogh in Al-fanar complex (15-7 till 1-9*) I love Al-fanar for their interest in art & for the shopping/cultural experience they give us!
To Al-fanar complex owners :D الله يعطيكم الف عافيه

*Thank you dear commentors [D + your Battlefield] for the correction :D*


G.Q.™ said...

انا من عشاق الفن و اللوحات العالميه ...لازم امر الفنار اشوف شعندهم ...مشكوره على هالمعلومه :)

D said...

Correction: 15/7 to 1/9

Purgatory said...

I thought he was dead!

q8Sultana said...


Actual paintings?

Is there going to be an admissions fee?


Your Battlefield said...

the dates do not make sense (15-9 till 1-8) are you sure the date is right ;)..i'd love to know thinking of heading there to admire the beautiful artwork

Q80-Chill Girl said...


تم المسح بسلام :)

و الفنار كل فتره يتجدد بطريقه فنيه و ممتعه اللي حتى لو بمجمعات ثانيه تشكيله اكبر من المحلات اللي احتاجها الا اروح له :> لو علشان شغله وحده ، ما اقدر اقاطعه لفتره طويله

Q80-Chill Girl said...


Thank you & correction done :D

Q80-Chill Girl said...


I dont think so! but more on this issue with pictures after this weekend here in Chillout Kuwait :}

Q80-Chill Girl said...

Your Battlefield

Thank you & correction done :D

oo art is worth it

jules said...

Wednesday 5 2006 , 15h37

Geneva (AP) - To discover a Van Gogh painting at a flea market is every amateur’s dream.

Nathalie Ogi

To discover a Van Gogh painting at a flea market is every amateur’s dream. Three years ago, Jules Petroz, a Swiss antiques dealer, purchased a painting from a colleague. It was a picture of a man who bore an uncanny resemblance to the Dutch master. Could it be a self-portrait? The experts are sceptical, but this enthusiast will not easily be discouraged. These days, the process of verifying a painting’s authenticity resembles more often than not an assault course.

Seeing this portrait for the first time in 2003, Jules Petroz felt compelled by this man’s countenance under his hat, his eyebrows raised.

“I thought of Bonnard at first” M Petroz declared. He did some research and discovered that the painting, which was clearly from another era, might correspond to the time of Van Gogh’s sojourn in Paris. Between 1886 and 1888 Van Gogh completed about twenty self-portraits, all of which were not signed. While in Paris he lived with his brother Théo and subsequently shared a room with a friend. He became ill, underwent an operation, all of which resulted in a considerable loss of weight. This would explain, according to Jules Petroz, his thin appearance in the painting. However, the antiques dealer does have another hypothesis: it could be the work of one of Vincent’s contemporaries.

For now, the difficulty lies in establishing the painting’s authenticity or, at least, in determining the origin of the work. In November 2004, M Petroz sent a photo of the painting to the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, who replied in the negative: the work could not be attributed to Vincent Van Gogh. Nevertheless, one is free to dream. The Dutch institution does not easily accept the existence of a new work. The complexity of the process of authenticity is confirmed by the French art historian, Pascal Bonafoux, for whom the work appears excludes the master’s brush.

“The Van Gogh Museum apportioned itself the sole right to authenticate the master’s works, which has proven problematic,” noted M Bonafoux. He too was confronted with a similar case – a landscape painting which many experts attributed the Dutch Master. All the technical requirements converged. The professor, who teaches in the Sorbonne adds,

“The museum in Amsterdam did not even want to see it, and, to this day, the work remains unverified. The art market, being what it is, the stakes surrounding Van Gogh’s works being so high, nobody dares to take a stance.”

The other museums refuse to give an opinion. As for the auction houses, they operate strictly by the rules and will not deviate from this position. Sotheby’s of Geneva would automatically send the painting Amsterdam for approval.

Nonetheless, Jules Petroz, on the strength of a certain experience will not give up just yet. In 1997, he made discovered another painting hidden beneath a pastel bought in the same flea market. It was a portrait of Mery Laurent which he attributed to Edward Manet. The work has yet to be formally identified but it has attained a certain amount recognition owing to a publication in the catalogue of the National Museums of France. Will this self-portrait meet the same fate? After all, to dream is an integral component in the world of art.


Wilted_Roze said...

i saw that i though it was soo sweeet of em!!

thanks for sharing!!

Q80-Chill Girl said...

Wilted its worth visiting :) between the small eskilators by the elevators there are boards with some paintings & some information about the artist.. its very nice & informative! i think its great work