Paint your palette blue and grey

from Don McLean – Vincent (Starry Starry Night) Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Somebody is addressing the artist — an inner voice? He is calling to himself to paint.

Early in his painting career, under the influence of the great Dutch classic painters Rembrandt and Frans Hals, the dark colors dominated Van Gogh’s palette.

Later on, the brighter blue and yellow dominated his palette as these colors dominated his paintings.

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