Quotation by Vincent Van Gogh

The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.
Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890), Dutch painter. Letter, June 1888, to his brother Theo Van Gogh. The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, ed. M. Roskill (1927).
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