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“Permit me to be scared stiff,” Paul Klee said after seeing van Gogh’s paintings in Munich in 1908. Similarly, the German Expressionist Emil Nolde initially considered van Gogh’s work “a bit crazy,” although van Gogh’s approach eventually taught him that “each color has a soul of its own.”

From the review of the show, Van Gogh and Expressionism, at the Neue Galerie in New York.

Martha Schwendener
New York Times

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