Starry Night by van Gogh

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by MoMA
published on 16 March 2022

An 1889 oil on canvas painting, Starry Night, by Vincent van Gogh (1853-90), the Dutch post-impressionist artist. Painted in June in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. This is a view from the artist's window in the asylum he voluntarily admitted himself to, Saint-Paul-de-Mausole. The village is added. The bold, contrasting but complementary colours and rhythmic swirling brushwork are typical of his work in this period as van Gogh moved towards symbolism, a movement which strived to move the viewer rather than capture particular moments of light. (Museum of Modern Art, New York)

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