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Dr. Who visiting Van Gogh…really?

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Potwin note: While not a library issue…many of us in the library community are fellow Dr. Who fans.  How cool would it be to have documented proof that Dr. Who visited Van Gogh late in his life?

This is a post of personal interest.

 In the 10th episode of the fifth season of Doctor Who, the Doctor visited Vincent Van Gogh and destroyed an alien monster only the artist could see. In real life… well, apparently the same thing happened, because that totally looks like the TARDIS is in that recently revealed new Van Gogh painting.

The painting, which is titled “Sunset at Montmajour,” belonged to a Norwegian collector who was told it was a fake and left it in his attic for decades. Modern art experts (modern as in “art experts who live in the present”, not “experts on modern art”) have discovered its authenticity — despite what looks like a very familiar British police box on the left-hand side:

You know that newfound Van Gogh painting has the TARDIS in it, right?

The Wall Street Journal “claims” that the blue, box-like structure is the Montmajour abbey, but I think we all know better: It’s the TARDIS, the Doctor visited Vincent Van Gogh with Amy Pond and then took him to a modern Van Gogh exhibit, and Doctor Who is actually a non-fiction reality show. It’s the only thing that makes sense, people.


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Author: spotwin

While I am a librarian , I am a reading cheerleader. The purpose of this library blog is to better promote reading and information literacy to community. I love books, reading to my son,properly placed apostrophes,canoeing, locating the nearest Starbucks, cheering the Montreal Canadians, and Cherry Garcia ice cream.

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