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Museum Art Reproductions | The Starry Night, 1889 by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890, Netherlands) | WahooArt.com

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 Museum Art Reproductions | The Starry Night, 1889 by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890, Netherlands) | WahooArt.com
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"The Starry Night"

Vincent Van Gogh - Oil On Canvas - 73 x 92 cm - 1889 - (Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States))

The Starry Night (Dutch: De sterrennacht) is a painting by the Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. The painting depicts the view outside his sanitarium room window at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (located in southern France) at night, although it was painted from memory during the day. It has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, part of the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest, since 1941. The painting is among Van Gogh's most well known works.
The center part shows the village of Saint-Rémy under a swirling sky, in a view from the asylum towards north. The Alpilles far to the right fit to this view, but there is little rapport of the actual scene with the intermediary hills which seem to be derived from a different part of the surroundings, south of the asylum. The cypress tree to the left was added into the composition. Of note is the fact van Gogh had already, during his time in Arles, repositionedUrsa Major from the north to the south in his painting Starry Night Over the Rhone.
In a letter to his brother Theo, van Gogh wrote of it.
"At last I have a landscape with olive trees, and also a new study of a starry sky. ... It’s not a return to the romantic or to religious ideas, no. However, by going the way of Delacroix, more than it seems, by color and a more determined drawing than trompe-l’oeil precision, one might express a country nature that is purer than the suburbs, the bars of Paris."






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