This Friday in room 43 of the London National Gallery, home to many famous works of art such as Claude Monet’s The Water-Lily Pond and Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, two protesters shocked the crowd that had gathered around Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, when they emptied the contents of two tomato soup cans onto the work of art. The Just Stop Oil protesters, who were there representing the organization which is known for its non-violent protests of fossil fuel production across the U.K., then proceeded to sit down and glue their hands to the wall under the painting they had just vandalized.
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Though there were only 35 known self-portraits of Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most esteemed artists of all time, another self-portrait was discovered this week behind his painting “Head of a Peasant Woman” at the National Galleries of Scotland. This 1885 painting was a part of a series of portraits that Van Gogh painted in the Netherlands. “Head of a Peasant Woman” was set to be added to the National Galleries’ upcoming exhibition, “A Taste for Impressionism: Modern French Art from Millet to Matisse,” opening July 30 and running through November 13.