Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” (1888)  was
 painted while he was a patient at an
insane asylum.  
Matisse’s “Dance” (1909) was originally
commissioned for a mansion in Moscow.
Monet’s “Water Lilies” (1920)
part of a series including 250 paintings.
In 2008, one sold for $67 million USD.
Salvador Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory”
 (1931) was rumored to have been inspired
 by Einstein’s theory of relativity.
Spanish painter Dali said it was actually
 inspired by Camembert cheese
melting in the sun.
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