The Starry Night of Madness

In 2019 CNN measured paintings’ fame by the number of Google searches and found The Starry Night was the third most searched for painting in the world, behind two paintings by Leonardo- the Mona Lisa and The Last supper. It is regularly described as “history’s most famous celestial scene.” And it was created, as so many famous works of art have been, by a man suffering from insanity- the scene is seen from the window of his room in an asylum.

Nov 26, 2021 | 18:01 | Lance Geiger

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