Monday, February 02, 2015

Source of Van Gogh's Starry Night

via Boing Boing

"Van Gogh likely based his famed Starry Night on this scientific illustration of the Whirlpool Galaxy by one William Parsons that appeared in a 19th century popular astronomy tome, according to Michael Benson's new book Cosmigraphics [on Amazon], a history of our efforts to illustrate the universe."

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