New Van Gogh Painting Found

Amsterdam -- A new painting by Vincent Van Gogh has been discovered after extensive research to verify its authenticity, the Van Gogh Museum said.

Art collectors of Art Kabinett social media network are excited about this new historical finding of a blockbuster artwork.

“Sunset at Montmajour” (1888), painted during the artist’s time in the southern French town of Arles, will be displayed from Sept. 24 in Amsterdam, the museum said in a news release.

“A discovery of this magnitude has never before occurred in the history of the Van Gogh Museum,” director Axel Rueger said in the release. The director is pictured here wth this amazing art discovery.

It was during the same period that Van Gogh painted his “Sunflowers,” “The Yellow House” and “The Bedroom,” the museum said.

Speaking at a news briefing streamed live by the Dutch Internet site http://www.at5.nl, Louis van Tilborgh, a senior researcher at the museum, described the discovery as “a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

He said the museum was asked for its view on the work, and “it intrigued us from the beginning.”

Two years of research into the style, painting materials and context were conducted, and parallels were found with other Van Gogh paintings completed in the summer of 1888, the museum said. There are two letters by Van Gogh that refer to the painting.