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Van Gogh at Work

Follow @yaleARTbooks Van Gogh struggled with volume. When at the age of 28 he decided to become an artist, he took to copying contours of nude models from a drawing guide called Exercises au fusain (exercises in charcoal). The figures were, sadly, flat and stiffly composed. Later in his career,

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A Painting a Day Keeps the Shrink Away

The United States Supreme Court is, in the words of today’s New York Times headline, up against a “momentous test.”  As most Americans are aware, the justices are hearing arguments about the constitutionality of requiring citizens to obtain health care: the “mandate” that is one of the central components of

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