An analysis on Starry Night (1889) of Vincent van Gogh Introduction The life span of 37 years saw Vincent Willem van Gogh (Vincent) in creating beautiful works he dearly loved. Painting was an avenue, which allowed him to express his inner thoughts or vent his struggles. My decision to research on Vincent’s painting, Starry Night (1889) came with the inspiration from Don Mclean’s Song, Starry Starry Night where his lyrics spoke about Vincent’s life that further intrigued me in writing this paper. In this paper, we will focus on examining Vincent’s painting, Starry Night. The paper will begin with a short introduction about Vincent where an analysis will be conducted to explore more into the painting. Subsequently, the paper will move on to explain how Starry Night impacted the wider histories of art and the period where it was created. Lastly, The paper will further examine two accounts or interpretations of Starry Night from art historians. Biography Vincent was an influential post-Impressionist painter born in 1853, Netherlands. With Theo van Gogh’s association, Vincent met reputable Impressionist painters such as Émile Henri Bernard and Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin. Impressionism served as a platform for Vincent in developing his own style . He explored with colours, a stark contrast from his usual dark and sombre style. The influence of Japonisme charmed Vincent into residing in Arles where he began painting landscapes. Thereafter, Vincent voluntarily checked into Saint-Rémy sanatorium where his works reflected strong colours and lights of the countryside around him. His manic depression and epileptic condition, led to his suicide on July 27th 1890. The Analysis Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night (18... ... middle of paper ... ...etin. no. 2 (1986): 301-313. http://www.jstor.org/pss/3050939 (accessed April 3, 2014). The Portrait in Impressionism. London: Park Lane, 1993. Van Gogh Gallery, "Van Gogh's Impact on Art.." Accessed March 31, 2014. http://www.vangoghgallery.com/misc/impact.html. Van Gogh, Vincent. Webexhibits , " Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh Saint-Rémy, c. 2 June 1889." Accessed March 29, 2014. http://www.webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/20/593.htm. Vincent, Van Gogh. Van Gogh Museum, "To Theo van Gogh. Arles, Friday, 21 September 1888.." Accessed April 3, 2014. http://vangoghletters.org/vg/letters/let685/letter.html. Werness, Hope B. . " Whitman and Van Gogh: Starry Nights and Other Similarities." Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. no. 4 (1985): 35-41. http://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1091&context=wwqr (accessed April 11, 2014).
One of the most famous Post-Impressionists was the Dutch artist, Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh believed that art was a form of expression. Painting was an emotional and spiritual experience for him. He painted not only how he interpreted his surroundings, but his sensations and feelings on his subjects. One of his most famous paintings, Starry Night, is a perfect representation of this Post-Impressionistic style of painting.
In the mid 1800’s realism was developed as a style of painting to replicate the world as it was seen in a traditional artistic style. This allowed for a new style of art to be created that was based of a real moment or scene but to forget the traditional artistic laws such as distinct lines and forms. Approaching art from this impressionistic view Monet’s painted “Impression, Sunrise” bringing to life a natural scene of a hazy harbor using quick, short brush strokes and defining uses of color and natural light. Van Gough’s “Starry Night” uses similar impressionistic styles to paint a natural scene using vibrant contrasting colors, yet he embellishes the scene to create art that in not merely a landscape but a piece of self expression and shifted
On July 27, 1890, Vincent Van Gogh somehow got a hold of a gun. He went out to the country at the place he was staying at and shot himself in the upper abdomen. He walked up to his room and laid by himself bleeding to death, just like he had done after cutting off his ear.
While living in Paris, Van Gogh was first introduced to impressionist art and was inspired by the color and light. “Inspired by these artists, he brightened his own palette and
Painted by Vincent Van Gogh during a final burst of activity in Auvers before his suicide in July, Houses at Auvers features many of the characteristic elements typical of Van Gogh; the experimentation with color, texture, and thick brush strokes. This painting depicts the view and landscape in early summer, highlighting the patchwork of houses and the rolling greenery. Van Gogh’s unique, thick brush strokes lead the eyes through the painting, create texture and patterns and also highlight and shadow objects in the early summer sun, while his experimentation with color creates contrast and a bright, vibrant image.
Although we are unable to know exactly what Van Gogh felt when he created this piece we can establish that it is a “personal expression” based on the lack of realism and the liberal use of colour and brushstrokes. A type of communication is created and we are able to receive “messages” such as how the artist might have felt based on the style in which he painted. The painting itself is a
Vincent Van Gogh never gave up his style and insight in his early work compared to his later work. I will discuss the comparison of the Potato Eaters and Starry Night and even though there are obvious differences, the core of his passion and eccentricities can be seen.
he artwork I chose to analyze is The Starry Night (June 1889) by Vincent Van Gogh.I
He usually likes to paint visionary, however Van Gogh relied on recollections of the events that happened previously in his life. By the same token, the church portrays an important time in his life when he preached. Lauren Soth argues, “Starry Night is a religious picture, a sublimation of impulses that, since Van Gogh’s loss of faith in the Church, could not find their outlet in conventional Christian imagery” (301). Starry Night is versions from his past life where Vincent geared away from ministry and became mentally challenged. Vincent created Starry Night during the time he spent in the mental institution. According to Van Gogh: The Starry Night, “In 1889, van Gogh entered a hospital to be treated for the mental, illness he battled throughout his life; it was there that he created his most famous painting” (28). The doctors allowed him to sketch during his treatment
Vincent van Gogh, one of the most inspiring artists to both the world and on a personal level. Being a fan of his artwork, it was an easy choice to decide to watch the film Lust for Life, which portrayed Mr. Gogh’s life through the good, and through the not so good. While watching the film, I learned more about Vincent than I could have imagined a movie could represent. The movie was a marvel and it really showed how Vincent was an amazing artist, even though he might not have been the best human in terms of health. For the entirety of the paper, the following content, unless otherwise stated, will come directly from the movie Lust for Life by Vincent Minnelli (1965).
The “world’s most beloved Dutch Artist” Vincent Van Gogh who was born on the 30thof March in 1853 in the Netherlands and sadly died in Auvers-sur-Oise France July the 29th 1890. During Vincent’s Van Gogh’s life his paintings never got the recognition they deserved, only after his death did people start to recognise the quality of his work.
This painting by Vincent Van Gogh is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago Museum, in the Impressionism exhibit. There are many things going on in this painting that catch the viewer’s eye. The first is the piece’s vibrant colors, light blues and browns, bright greens, and more. The brush strokes that are very visible and can easily be identified as very thick some might even say bold. The furniture, the objects, and the setting are easy to identify and are proportioned to each other. There is so much to see in this piece to attempt to explain in only a few simple sentences.