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## Unscramble the Blue Letters

As difficult as turbulence is to uedatnnrsd mathematically, we can use art to depict the way it looks. In June 1889, vnenict van Gogh pteinad the view just before sunrise from the window of his room at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where he'd admitted himself after miuainlttg his own ear in a psychotic episode. In "The Starry nhigt," his circular brushstrokes create a night sky filled with swirling clouds and eddies of stars. Van Gogh and other Impressionists represented light in a different way than their predecessors, seeming to crpaute its motion, for itnncase, across sun-dappled waters, or here in star light that twinkles and melts through milky waves of blue night sky. The effect is caused by luminance, the intensity of the light in the colors on the canvas. The more primitive part of our visual cortex, which sees light contrast and motion, but not coolr, will blend two dtfnieelrfy creolod aears together if they have the same luminance. But our brains' primate sibuisodivn will see the contrasting colors without blending. With these two interpretations happening at once, the light in many Impressionist works seems to pulse, fileckr and ritadae oddly. That's how this and other Impressionist works use quickly executed prominent brushstrokes to capture something sgritnliky real about how light moves.

## Open Cloze

As difficult as turbulence is to __________ mathematically, we can use art to depict the way it looks. In June 1889, _______ van Gogh _______ the view just before sunrise from the window of his room at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where he'd admitted himself after __________ his own ear in a psychotic episode. In "The Starry _____," his circular brushstrokes create a night sky filled with swirling clouds and eddies of stars. Van Gogh and other Impressionists represented light in a different way than their predecessors, seeming to _______ its motion, for ________, across sun-dappled waters, or here in star light that twinkles and melts through milky waves of blue night sky. The effect is caused by luminance, the intensity of the light in the colors on the canvas. The more primitive part of our visual cortex, which sees light contrast and motion, but not _____, will blend two ___________ _______ _____ together if they have the same luminance. But our brains' primate ___________ will see the contrasting colors without blending. With these two interpretations happening at once, the light in many Impressionist works seems to pulse, _______ and _______ oddly. That's how this and other Impressionist works use quickly executed prominent brushstrokes to capture something __________ real about how light moves.

1. mutilating
2. subdivision
3. differently
4. capture
5. instance
6. areas
7. understand
8. color
10. vincent
11. flicker
12. colored
13. painted
14. night
15. strikingly

## Original Text

As difficult as turbulence is to understand mathematically, we can use art to depict the way it looks. In June 1889, Vincent van Gogh painted the view just before sunrise from the window of his room at the Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where he'd admitted himself after mutilating his own ear in a psychotic episode. In "The Starry Night," his circular brushstrokes create a night sky filled with swirling clouds and eddies of stars. Van Gogh and other Impressionists represented light in a different way than their predecessors, seeming to capture its motion, for instance, across sun-dappled waters, or here in star light that twinkles and melts through milky waves of blue night sky. The effect is caused by luminance, the intensity of the light in the colors on the canvas. The more primitive part of our visual cortex, which sees light contrast and motion, but not color, will blend two differently colored areas together if they have the same luminance. But our brains' primate subdivision will see the contrasting colors without blending. With these two interpretations happening at once, the light in many Impressionist works seems to pulse, flicker and radiate oddly. That's how this and other Impressionist works use quickly executed prominent brushstrokes to capture something strikingly real about how light moves.

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