POLLARD WILLOWS AT SUNSET In this painting, the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890) captures the sulfur yellow and pale gold-lemon color of the Sun. The artist literally worshipped the Sun, which for him represented the source of life and wellbeing -a wellbeing that eluded him in his delirium and madness. But even through the iron bars of an insane asylum, Van Gogh never wearied of watching "the Sun rise in its glory." (Courtesy of State Museum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo, The Netherlands.)
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