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"It’s about focus, it’s about attention, but it’s also about being free …" In his early drawings, Sopheap says Vincent van Gogh is trying to figure out how to portray the branches, people and roads. But by his later work, there is a sense of surrender as if the object itself is telling van Gogh how to describe it through art.
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