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Cypress Trees through Cellphone (Van Gogh)

7 September, 2008 (13:06)

van-gogh-cellphone-05022 Cypress Trees through Cellphone (Van Gogh)

“Now the olive and the cypress have exactly the significance here as the willow has at home. What I have done is a rather hard and coarse reality beside their abstractions, but it will have a rustic quality, and will smell of the earth. ”
Letter to Theo van Gogh,  November 1889

And one day - long after you’re gone - a man will capture this painting with a small device and another man will make a record of this capture with still another device which translates images into a collection of zeros and ones.


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Comment from Scott Fillmer
Time: September 7, 2008, 5:08 pm

GREAT shot… I love the contrast of a person taking a photo with a cell phone of a painting that was created before phones were ever invented.

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