Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” is not about insanity

Leave Starry-Eyed Glasses At Home Paul Bass, New Haven Independent July 1, 2008

Jennifer Gross, a curator of modern and contemporary art at the Yale Art Gallery “wants to change the way we view Starry Night, and the way we view Van Gogh.

“Popular view: Those wild swirls of gobs of bright paint are the intense splashes of a madman, whose genius lay in mental illness.

“Gross’s view: The painting represent a mature artist in full command of his work, summoning a lifetime of honed technique to capture the universal emotional depth that accompanies the dark. It’s not about insanity.”

Posted by: Tanya


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