Vincent Van Gogh
This autumn, Orsay Museum is presenting a brand new exhibition on the last months Vincent Van Gogh spent in Auvers-sur-Oise. The perfect opportunity to revisit the life and work of this major 19th-century artist. Immerse yourself in his colourful works with our playlist!

There’s a phrase in the French language that goes, “Cherchez la femme.” In translation, it means “find the woman,” or “look for the woman,” and typically it’s derogatory, a phrase used as an explanation for the reasons why a man may be behaving badly. Cherchez la femme, some say, meaning that “woman troubles” are assumed to be at the core of any man’s real problems. But I like the idea of appropriating the phrase “cherchez la femme” to mean that we’re going to look for the women who made things right in art history, who bolstered and brought attention to some big-name artists.

Welcome to season 11 of ArtCurious, where we’re highlighting the lives and work of the women who supported some of the world’s favorite artists. Today, I am so excited to share with you the life of Jo van Gogh-Bonger, the woman who single-handedly made Vincent van Gogh, her brother-in-law, a household name.

Content produced by : Art Curious

On the agenda
podcast - 36:02
Cherchez La Femme – Johanna Van Gogh
By: ArtCurious
video - 4:16
Why did Van Gogh cut off his ear?
By: Van Gogh Museum
video - 3:44
Why did Van Gogh make so many self-portraits?
By: Van Gogh Museum
video - 7:56
What Makes The Starry Night From Vincent van Gogh So Special
By: Behind the masterpiece
video - 10:50
Did Vincent van Gogh Only Sell One Painting in His Lifetime?
By: Behind the masterpiece
video - 2:38
Vincent van Gogh’s long, miserable road to fame
By: Vox Media