Vincent van Gogh’s Birthday

It is the Dutchman’s birthday today and Google is celebrating it with a Van Gogh-ish Google logo on their homepage.
I like how they change things up a bit to celebrate different holidays and important events. Go to the Google holiday logos page to see more. They also done Michelangelo, Picasso, and Warhol.

vincent van goghs birthday

When you click on the logo it searches for “Vincent van Gogh” and I noticed the VanGoghGallery.com website isn’t working. It’s a great site and comes up first in the Google results. It probably isn’t working due to the MASSIVE increase in searches for the Dutch master today.
Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on the 30th of March, 1853 in the Netherlands. He died on the 29th of July 1890 in Auvers, France.

See a full version of the real Starry Night painting by Van Gogh.

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Australian artist and observer of things.. all kinds of things. I like a wide variety of art, from the weird and wonderful to the bold and beautiful.. and everything in between.

Comments

  1. That whole google thing was really cool. I saw a few of those but I didnt know that there was a page available that shows all the past holiday google banners. Really cool! Thanks for making that available.

  2. In the same year, Goodle also commemorated Piet Mondrian’s Birthday – March 7, 2002.

  3. Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on the 30th of March, 1953 in the Netherlands. He died on the 29th of July 1890….
    It’s just amazing that an artist can be dead long before he’s even born. Why didn’t I think of that? Given that most artists work gains value after their death and has none during their lifetime, I think it’s a pretty good aspiration. ;-)

  4. Oops.. was close.. only one hundred years off the mark.

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