Two Van Gogh paintings are like night and day

“…While ‘The Starry Night’ suffers little in reproduction, because it is already quite two-dimensional, ‘Cypresses’ suffers more when we see it on a postcard or in a book, where so many of its bristling, multi-directional energies are ironed out.

“That’s why this show – a chance to see these paintings for oneself and to compare them directly – is so revelatory.”

Two Van Gogh paintings are like night and day: Seeing his ‘Starry Night’ with ‘Cypresses’ is eye-opening Boston Globe Sebastian Smee 8.10.08

Posted by: Tanya

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