Landscape paintings may capture mountains, valleys, bodies of water, fields, forests, and coasts and may or may not include man-made structures as well as people.
Although paintings from the earliest ancient and Classical periods included natural scenic elements, landscape as an…. Vincent van Gogh , Dutch painter, generally considered the greatest after Rembrandt van Rijn, and one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionists. The striking colour, emphatic brushwork, and contoured forms of his….
Oil painting , painting in oil colours, a medium consisting of pigments suspended in drying oils. The outstanding facility with which fusion of tones or colour is achieved makes it unique among fluid painting mediums; at the same time, satisfactory linear treatment and crisp effects are easily obtained.
Opaque, transparent, and…. History at your fingertips. Sign up here to see what happened On This Day , every day in your inbox! On December 23, , he suffered from seizures and cut off his ear. He also endured problems with his digestion, and at times complains about hallucinations, nightmares and being unable to sleep.
Committing suicide was also mentioned in his letters a few times. This wonderful painting interprets the view from his asylum room window at Saint-Remy-de-Provence. Nobody can tell exactly how Van Gogh felt about the painting because he only mentioned it twice to his brother through letter.
However, he wrote something about being in another space or dimension succeeding death, so by looking at the painting, we can tell that it may be about mortality.
He was even given a studio. While he suffered from the occasional relapse into paranoia and fits - officially he had been diagnosed with epileptic fits - it seemed his mental health was recovering.
Unfortunately, he relapsed. He began to suffer hallucination and have thoughts of suicide as he plunged into depression. Accordingly, there was a tonal shift in his work. He returned to incorporating the darker colors from the beginning of his career and Starry Night is a wonderful example of that shift.
Blue dominates the painting, blending hills into the sky. The little village lays at the base in the painting in browns, greys, and blues. Even though each building is clearly outlined in black, the yellow and white of the stars and the moon stand out against the sky, drawing the eyes to the sky. Soth uses Van Gogh's statement to his brother, that The Starry Night is "an exaggeration from the point of view of arrangement" to further his argument that the painting is "an amalgam of images.
What the three pictures do have in common is exaggerated color and brushwork of the type that Theo referred to when he criticized Van Gogh for his "search for style [that] takes away the real sentiment of things" in The Starry Night.
On two other occasions around this time, Van Gogh used the word "arrangement" to refer to color, similar to the way James Abbott McNeill Whistler used the term. In a letter to Gauguin in January , he wrote, "As an arrangement of colours: the reds moving through to pure oranges, intensifying even more in the flesh tones up to the chromes, passing into the pinks and marrying with the olive and Veronese greens.
And to Bernard in late November "But this is enough for you to understand that I would long to see things of yours again, like the painting of yours that Gauguin has, those Breton women walking in a meadow, the arrangement of which is so beautiful, the colour so naively distinguished. When Van Gogh calls The Starry Night a failure for being an "abstraction," he places the blame on his having painted "stars that are too big.
While stopping short of calling the painting a hallucinatory vision, Naifeh and Smith discuss The Starry Night in the context of Van Gogh's mental illness, which they identify as temporal lobe epilepsy, or latent epilepsy.
Van Gogh experienced his second breakdown in seven months in July Theo's widow, Jo , then became the caretaker of Van Gogh's legacy. Jo then bought the painting back from Schuffenecker before selling it to the Oldenzeel Gallery in Rotterdam in From to it was owned by Georgette P. It was through Rosenberg that the Museum of Modern Art acquired the painting in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
This article is about the painting. F JH Art portal. The Art Story. Retrieved 12 June Starry Night is often considered to be Van Gogh's pinnacle achievement. Growth Skills. Retrieved 18 August CNET News. The Letters of Vincent van Gogh. London: Penguin Books. Vincent van Gogh. New York: H. Retrieved 3 June Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 16 AugustTHE STORY OF A STARRY NIGHT (Based on Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.6 Pathetique) (Mann Curtis / Al Hoffman / Jerry Livingston) Glenn Miller & His Orch. (vocal: Ray Eberle) - Hal McIntyre & His Orch. - Ted Heath & His Orchestra - Robert Goulet - Della Reese - Jerry Vale - This is the storry of a starry night The faded glory of a new delight Long breathless meetings.