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A 480m-year-old marine animal

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Imagined village

Below the exploding stars is an imagined village. The church spire might have been inspired by Van Gogh's native land, the Netherlands.

Flaming tree

Connecting earth and sky is the flamelike cypress, a tree traditionally associated with graveyards and mourning.

Expressionist sky

Van Gogh's night sky is painting in his classic Expressionist style using intense colors.

Morning star

Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo: "This morning I saw the country from my window a long time before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big." This morning star may be this large white star.

The Starry Night, Van Gogh, 1889

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The Courtauld works to advance how we see and understand the visual arts, as an internationally-renowned centre for the teaching, research of art history, and a major public gallery.

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