Van Gogh's Galaxies

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The overwhelming night sky takes up most of the background. Van Gogh painted the sky with overlapping, rapid, and curving strokes that created a great dynamic, swirling motion. It's the night sky that seems to function as the life force, providing joie de vivre (joy of life) to this masterpiece. Galaxies are in motion and the stars could very well plunge into this sleepy town at any moment. The celestial imagery possesses grandeur of emotional intensity portrayed thru a variety of strokes and colors, all merging together to form a "corkscrew" in the

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