Missing summer 💫 Starry Night, by Van Gogh. 🎨This canvas is

Missing summer 💫 Starry Night, by Van Gogh. 🎨This canvas is

3/5/2021, 8:20:10 PM
Missing summer 💫 Starry Night, by Van Gogh. 🎨This canvas is a field of roiling energy. Below the exploding stars, the village is a place of quiet order. Connecting earth and sky is the flamelike cypress, a tree traditionally associated with graveyards and mourning. But death was not ominous for van Gogh. "Looking at the stars always makes me dream," he said, "Why, I ask myself, shouldn't the shining dots of the sky be as accessible as the black dots on the map of France? Just as we take the train to get to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to reach a star." The artist wrote of his experience to his brother Theo: "This morning I saw the country from my window a long time before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big." This morning star, or Venus, may be the large white star just left of centre in The Starry Night. The hamlet, on the other hand, is invented, and the church spire evokes van Gogh's native land, the Netherlands. 👨‍🎨Vincent Willem van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890) was one of the leading exponents of post-impressionism. Greatly prolific, he had his brother Theo as a central figure in his life, an art dealer in Paris, who provided him with continuous selfless financial support. He was passionate about drawing since he was a child, and became a Protestant pastor at 26. In 1885 he painted his first great work, The Potato Eaters. At that time, his palette consisted mainly of gloomy and earthy tones. The light and the preference for bright colours for which he is known emerged later, when he moved to the south of France, achieving the fullness of it during his stay in Arles in 1888. Despite a general tendency to speculate that his mental illness was influencing his painting, this premise is argued by many critics. He was recognized only after his death, in a retrospective exhibition in 1890, being considered today one of the great masters in the history of painting. 📐Height: 73.7 cm (29 in). Width: 92.1 cm (36.25 in). Oil on canvas, 1889. 🏛Museum of Modern Art, New York. @themuseumofmodernart What do you think about this? Share and follow @monteroneart for more 🎨! Shop our art collections in the Link in Bio.

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