Van Gogh | Portraits of the Artist
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 05 April 2008
DURATION | 4 minutes 42 seconds
Malcolm Brabant reports on a portrait, believed to be a missing Van Gogh, found in a collection in Athens. The painting, which is under investigation by experts, is thought to have been stolen from a Jewish family by the Nazis during World War II. Its current owner, Doretta Peppa, claims it was 'liberated' from the Nazis by her father in 1944 during the final days of the occupation.
Doretta Peppa - who is a high priestess of the Followers of the 12 Greek Gods - has campaigned to be allowed to stage marriages and other rituals at ancient religious sites across Greece, against the wishes of the highly conservative Greek Orthodox Church.
The life and work of Vincent van Gogh in pictures.
A programme for schools on the life and art of Van Gogh.
How did a lost art treasure end up in a junk shop?
Paul Harris looks at Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'.
David Hockney discusses a painting by Van Gogh.
How is Van Gogh's depression revealed in his self-portraits?
Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' breaks records at Christie's.
Why are Van Gogh's paintings fetching such high prices at auction?
Why are Van Gogh's works thought to be so good?
Matthew Parris examines the last letter from Van Gogh to his brother.
Graham Reid discusses a painting of his grandfather by Van Gogh.
Frank Delaney investigates Van Gogh as a self-mutilator.
Rolf Harris paints a self-portrait in the style of Vincent van Gogh.
How a painting of 'The Tiger Man' links Van Gogh with Scotland.
A lost painting by Van Gogh surfaces in Athens.
Who cut off Van Gogh's ear?
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