Vincent Van Gogh And And The Starry Night  

The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh is considered to be his finest painting. It is sad that during his lifetime, Van Gogh sold just one painting. However, it was after this death that his paintings got their due recognition. The Starry Night is one such painting, and it is one of the most replicated prints.

Most probably anyone who does not know the beauty of this painting would be wondering what so unique or special about it. The painting has many aspects that are very intriguing, and each aspect tends to affect people differently.

The painting depicts a night sky with clouds, shining stars and a crescent moon. No doubt these features are exaggerated in the painting but it is this very exaggeration that draws you inside the painting. One cannot help but connect the stars visually, and as you are doing this, the other aspects of the painting slowly capture your attention.

The painting shows rolling hills in the horizon, and right below the hills is a small town. The town looks peaceful. This illusion is created by the dark colors used and blazing windows that light a spark of memories when you were warm and cozy in a cold winter's night and the night sky was ablaze with stars. Right in the center of the town is a church steeple that dwarfs the surrounding buildings. The steeple oozes a sense of stability, but it also creates an image of size and isolation.

On the left of the painting is a huge dark structure that further heightens the sense of size and seclusion. The structure seems huge when compared to other objects in the painting. The painting throws an illusion of depth, and as a result the dark structure could be interpreted as anything -- a mountain or a leafy bush.

Vincent Van Gogh painted the Starry Night in 1889 while living in an asylum in Saint-Remy. This was not the only painting devoted to a starry sky at night. In 1888, he has painted the Starry Night over the Rhone when living in Arles. This painting features a couple walking along the Rhone, something that is not present in the Starry Night.

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Vincent-Van-Gogh-And-His-Artwork      Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter, who was born on March 30, 1853. His artwork had a great influence on all the art in the 20th century. Although he sold just one painting while he was alive, he achieved fame and name a few years after his death. Today, Van Gogh and his artwork are considered to be basis of modern art. More..




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