Van Gogh-isms

Posted on April 3, 2008

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Imagine an egg white china bowl of boiled rice and pitta .  It has been left out, standing for weeks, congealing.  The rice is edged with black.  The pitta shows a patina.  Brown.  Green.  Dead.  How could this be worth money?  

But this painting, imagine: it is the most famous art work in the Western world and by far its most costly. 

There is a kind of time table for the world in this painting, look this bowl of rice illustrates its major intervals.

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