Van Gogh

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No one did colour more blatantly and more unexpectedly than Van Gogh. Its blatancy gives his pictures their roaring charm.  Colour, he seems to be saying: you haven’t seen colour before, look at this deep blue, this yellow, this black; watch me put them screechingly side by side. Colour for Van Gogh was a  kind of noise.

Julian Barnes in the LRB vol 37 no 15, 30 July 2015 p.7

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