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Vincent van Gogh: The Tortured Artist

Vincent van Gogh is an embodiment of the myth of the tortured artist: neurotic, emotional, troubled, and mysterious, but above an uncontested genius. In less than a decade, the painter produced a body of work that's unique in the history of art and has earned him worldwide fame - a supreme achievement for one who during his lifetime was largely ignored.

Two Royal Fabergé Tiaras Sold in Geneva

Christie's and Sotheby's each sold a royal wedding tiara made by Fabergé at their May auctions in Geneva for a combined total of $1.5 million: one belonging to Princess Alexandra of Hanover and the other to her sister-in-law, the German Crown Princess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

Wilhelm von Gloeden's naked men

The photographs by the German baron taken at his house in Taormina at the end of the 19th century were quite controversial at the time, as they portrayed young boys posing as Greek statues, naked or dressed in drapery.