(Natalia Cuevas-Huaico - Kelowna Capital News)

(Natalia Cuevas-Huaico - Kelowna Capital News)

Morning Start: What was the only painting Van Gogh sold in his lifetime?

Your morning start for Thursday, May 22, 2020

As rain hits the region today, snowfall amounts of 5-10 cm are expected over the high mountain passes. Highway alerts are in effect for the Coquihalla Highway from Hope to Merritt, Highway 3 from Hope to Princeton via Allison Pass and the Okanagan Connector from Merritt to Kelowna.

Fun Fact of the day:

Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh is among the most influential figures in Western art. Like many other artists, appreciation for his work came after his death in 1890, and he spent much of his short life struggling through poverty.

Van Gogh sold one painting while he was alive, The Red Vineyard at Arles, for 400 francs in Belgium, several months before his death. In 1990 — 100 years later — his Portrait of Dr. Gachet sold for close to $150 million.

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In case you missed it:

Wildlife Rescue in Burnaby released footage of ‘Peli’, an endangered pelican who became injured by a fishing line last fall. Found near death, the endangered American white pelican returned to its flock on May 19.

Video of the day:

Certain things are better when seen in slow motion; add water balloons to the lis!

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Brendan Shykora
Reporter, Vernon Morning Star
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