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Madness

One must not look at color by itself, but in conjunction with the color of the sky! That sky is grey - but so iridescent that even our pure white would be unable to render the light and shimmer.

Letter to Theo - on solidarity and the color of the sky

Vincent Van Gogh, 1883

The Man Made Mad with Fear

Gustave Courbet, 1843

I could spend my whole life prying loose the secrets of the insane. These people are honest to a fault, and their naiveté has no peer but my own.

The Manifesto of Surrealism

André Breton, 1924

Yard with Lunatics

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, 1794

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Death in Art

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