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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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The Starry Night

VINCENT VAN GOGH, 1889

 

The great emotional and spiritual sensitivity that emanate from Vincent van Gogh’s paintings caused serious disruptions in his personal life. For example, after losing the friendship of fellow painter Paul Gauguin, van Gogh’s mental health declined so dramatically that he committed himself to a mental health asylum in the town of Saint-Remy.

 

During his time there, he painted The Starry Night, which was the scene from his window. Without artificial light, van Gogh had to paint the scene from memory. But what a scene he remembered! It is hardly the way ...

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