The first picture we have a sun and what appears to be an star. It looks much like a moon eclipsing the sun. Van Gogh struggled all his life with art. He worked very hard as an artist. He only had one exhibition is his life. It received stellar reviews. I have seen my contemporaries not so fortunate and face such scrutiny.
Proving a theory can be done during an eclipse. This is true in art too. If you follow the path of the tortoise and the hare.
Art is constantly criticized. Do the critics create art too?
In the second image you can see a faint sun. Then below you see the piece of the moon. In astronomy you have to be in the path of totality to see the eclipse best. We can do this in art too. Except in art you are faced with egos and personality. That is like the tree in the center, like a black hole in the canvas.
So what do we do? Do we stop doing what we love? Pack it in as an artist. The critics wouldn't have a job then. The artist keeps the critics employed. The public loves the hero and artist. They fell in love with them when they saw them on television.
So here we go,
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