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By Lida Prypchan
The year 1887 seems to have been a banner year for Vincent van Gogh. That spring, after moving from his brother, Theo’s, apartment to his own room in Asnieres, Paris, Vincent became acquainted with French neo-impressionist painter, Paul Victor Jules Signac. Signac developed the pointillist style of...

By Lida Prypchan
The years that Vincent spent England and France before he became an evangelist had an influence on him and the artist he was soon to become. The sensitive boy and the religious man meshed into an individual who felt every excruciating aspect of the social struggles around him. He was said to empathize...

By Lida Prypchan
Despite being housed in a mental hospital for a year, Vincent appears to have never lost his ability and desire to produce art. Even during his time at the Saint-Paul asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, he turned out many of his most famous works. However, this period was not without its turmoil. It...

By: Lida Prypchan
We have two images of the Middle Ages. Although these are opposing images, together they form one truth, a bold portrayal of the virtues and vices of what to us is an ancient era. It would be extremist, as well as an error, to vehemently accept only one of these images. The true significance of the...

By Lida Prypchan
Albert Einstein was a genius who spent much of his adult life serving as a teacher. Initially he couldn’t get into the engineering school he aspired to attend, but later taught even there. He fell in love with an older woman with whom he had a mentally challenged child, another who developed mental...

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