Sunday, October 10, 2021

Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night


The Starry Night was painted by Vincent van Gogh in June 1889. At that time, he was staying at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole near Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.

He was allowed freedom and if attended, he could leave the hospital grounds, do painting, reading, and withdraw into his own room. His isolation was enhanced by his state of health, psychologically fragile and erratic. Yet for all these taxing disadvantages, Van Gogh was determined to fulfill himself as an artist, the road that he had taken in 1880.

The Starry Night incorporates the color and light. It also shows that how forms and feelings came into play. In "Starry Night", Van Gogh depicted the night sky with whirling clouds, shinning stars and a bright moon. Below the horizon lies a small village that seems peaceful.
Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night

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