There are five main parts to The Starry Night; the stars in the sky, the rolling hills in the background, the town at the bottom of the hill, the church at the center of the town, and the cypress tree in the foreground of the painting. There are twelve stars in total spread across the sky. Two of these “stars” can be recognized as the moon in the far right and Venus to the left of the center. Each of the stars is surrounded by white and yellow circles, causing them to glow even brighter. There are different interpretations of the meaning of the stars. Some people believe they have religious meaning directly from the bible, which states “and he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to...
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... Cypresses. Also painted by Vincent van Gogh, but this one was painted after The Starry Night. This painting shows a large cypress tree, much similar to the one found in The Starry Night. Cypress trees were very common around the Saint-remy asylum where Van Gogh was staying and it is believed that he always had trouble painting them. Cypresses can be found in many of Van Gogh’s paintings from the time he was in the asylum.
All of these paintings are similar to The Starry Night, but none of them are as popular and well known as The Starry Night. Each of the paintings has its differences and difference with The Starry Night is that no one will ever know what it truly means. There are many different theories of what it could mean, but the most well known is the theory that it shows the connection between life and death and that the land is death and the sky is life.
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- Vincent van Gogh was born March 30th, 1853 in Zundert Netherlands. He was a Dutch artist in the post-impressionism era. He is known for painting portraits, self portraits, landscapes and still lifes of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. He started drawing in his late twenties, but is best known for his work from the last two years of his life before dying at the age of 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Prior to death he painted about 2,100 artworks, including 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints.... [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]
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- Biography of Vincent Van Gogh – Starry Night (1889) Vincent Van Gogh an extraordinary artist was born in Holland, March 30, 1853 and died at a young age of 37 years old on July 29, 1890. He received his education in boarding school, then went to middle school without completing. Gogh did not further his education after dropping out. He showed no talent in art in his early childhood. However, his relative took him under his wing to work as an assistant. He was trained as an apprentice at his job.... [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]
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- ... Swirls of varying shades of blue and white and yellow make the stars and stylized crescent moon come to life. The swirls create a sort of turbulent chaos, though in the midst of chaos there is a peacefulness as well. In the foreground there is a dark, gloomy figure in the shape of a spire. Before this assignment I didn’t know what this ominous figure was, but I learned that it is actually the silhouette of cypress trees. (Puchko, Kristy. "11 Things You Didn 't Know About Starry Night." Mental_floss.... [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]
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- The Starry Night painted by Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most recognizable pieces of art ever painted. If you were to go around asking random people to identify a famous painter, you may hear the name of the Dutch artist more often than most others. Van Gogh is most famous for his landscape painting, "Starry Night" but to fully understand his works, you must know Van Gogh 's past, as his upbringing and life greatly influenced his art. On March 30, 1853 a woman named Cornelia Carbentus gave birth to a baby boy in Groot-Zundert, Holland.... [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]
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- ... Through showing different angles and using perspective, the flock of crows in the sky appears to be moving and flying. The colors and contrasts of the painting give off an equally strong emotion as the lines and brushstrokes. The sultry blacks and blues of the evening sky and black birds oppose the bright yellows and warm browns seen in the wheat field below. Using these contrasting colors highlights the wheat field and draws the viewer’s attention to the wheat. The dark sky and black birds show van Gogh’s feelings of depression and hopelessness.... [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]
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- ... The texture he creates with his thick and bold strokes almost create a shadowing effect to the piece. The brushstrokes on the painting are almost like a mystery. The strokes of paint go in so many different directions that, it’s almost impossible to guess were the strokes will go. The painting has such a great sense of beauty. I hope one of these days I can go back and see the painting again. Vincent Van Gogh uses many colors to depict various emotions throughout the piece of artwork. A color that Van Gogh particularly used, was the color yellow.... [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]
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- ... Gogh uses blue, green, yellow, and orange for the sky. Those colors go throughout the whole painting even on the little village, on the right bottom corner of the canvas. What seems to look like a tree has some black and brown coloring, and black runs through the whole painting as well. Gogh uses a thick, sweeping brushstroke motion; it is brimming with whirling clouds, shining stars, and a bright crescent moon. The swirling sky directs the viewer’s eye around the painting, with spacing between the stars and the curving contours creating a dot-to-dot effect.... [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]
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- ... The houses on the ground are painted dark blue, green and red because they are not the central focus of the art piece. The brightness of the stars and crescent moon cast light on to the tops of the trees in houses so they do not go completely unseen. When our eyes scan over the house, the yellow light coming from inside the houses help to bring some attention toward the bottom of the art piece. Van Gogh uses both organic lines and contour lines in his art piece to bring the piece to life. The organic lines helps to illustrate the wind blowing hard, rolling hills and texture of the sky.... [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]
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- The Starry Night, one of Vincent van Gogh famous paintings that I like a lot about. Though this is a famous piece of art, it is still one of my favorite pieces myself. I think of it being awesome with how he captures the starts with the vortex kind of motion along with the moon for that manner. I like how it is all curving lines and how you kind of make it look like the sky is kind of moving on its own. This mostly is because of the curving lines. I love how he has the spire that still has curving lines going up through it and how it is the darkest object in the whole painting.... [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, Sky]
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- I am comparing my favorite painting Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh to The View of Toledo by El Greco. Both paintings are beautiful landscapes featuring the night sky. Starry Night, 29 x 36 ¼”, is an oil on canvas painting currently located at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Starry Night was painted in June of 1889 by post-impressionist Vincent Van Gogh. View of Toledo was painted by El Greco in 1598-99 during the Mannerism period. It is oil on canvas measuring 47 ¾” x 42 ¾” and is currently located at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, NY.... [tags: Vincent van Gogh, Expressionism, The Starry Night]
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