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Modern Art Monday Presents: Vincent Van Gogh, Two Crabs

van gogh two crabs photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

After his January 1889 lease from the hospital in Arles, Vincent  Van Gogh embarked on a series of still lifes, including crab studies. This painting my show the same crab upright and on its back. Parallel strokes sculpt the creature’s form on an exuberant, sea-like surface.

Photographed in the National Gallery in London