Word of the Day, Web Site of the Day, Number to Know and This Day in History.


Word of the Day

Impressionism im-presh-uh-niz-uhm (noun) A style of painting developed in the last third of the 19th century, characterized chiefly by short brush strokes of bright colors in immediate juxtaposition to represent the effect of light on objects. -- www.dictionary.com

Web Site of the Day

Vincent van Gogh Gallery
www.vggallery.com

If you want to know more about Vincent van Gogh or peruse his art, this is THE site to go to. It claims to have every painting by van Gogh and all the letters written by him, as well as biographical information and more. This is one of the best artist Web sites we’ve ever come across.

Number to Know

600: Approximate number of surviving letters written by Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theo. Much of what we know about van Gogh is because of these letters. Van Gogh was born on this day in 1853.

This Day in History

March 30, 1981: President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley Jr.