In the Eye of His Storms - Van Gogh

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In the Eye of His Storms - Van Gogh

Post by edfrank » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:11 pm

In the Eye of His Storms
‘Van Gogh Up Close’ at Philadelphia Museum of Art

By ROBERTA SMITH
Published: February 2, 2012

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/arts/ ... wLNwr7JKmQ


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Undergrowth With Two Figures,” from 1890, part of the 45 paintings by van Gogh in a show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
PHILADELPHIA — Vincent van Gogh was shaken but also calmed by nature. The natural landscape inspired some of his most implacably innovative paintings, roiled of surface, ablaze with color and steeped in feeling. They are blunt, irresistible instruments for seeing. Yet nature — and its tiniest details in particular — also sharpened his visual acuity and soothed and comforted his often unstable personality.

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"I love science and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awe by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and revigorate it." by Robert M. Sapolsky

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