Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Starry Night

This painting by Vincent van Gogh is one of my favorites (the other is Edvard Munch's The Scream), I am fortunate to see this in person while visiting the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

The constellation Ursa Major can be seen in the painting. The swirling sky in the painting resembles the V838 Monoceros, and it has also been compared to a drawing of the Whirlpool Galaxy drawn 44 years before the painting.

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