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SYMBOLISTIC ART


This work is called "Starry Night" and it was painted by Vincent Van Gough. It was painted in June 1889. It expresses a lot of emotion in this work. This is common in symbolism. The way he paints is in a way symbolic of the way he is feeling. Because it is painted with such "violent" brush strokes, it could be considered Fauvism, but the one thing that contradicts that theory is the fact that he doesnt depict the moon and stars as they are but rather as symbols for other things, a key element of symbolism.


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