Stry Night was painted in the summer of 1889, when Van Gogh was in Arles, a small town in Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France. He was a volunteer patient who had been admitted to a psychiatric hospital for cutting off young women's ears and wrapping them in paper at a local brothel. So he decided to leave Arle and visit the psychiatric hospitals in Saint-Lyon and Saint-Remy de Provence.
He painted the Starry Night in June, inspired by his experiences in Saint-Lyon and his experience in the psychiatric hospital. He looked at the bars of the cells and obviously remembered the prints very well, but he did not deal with them.
Van Gogh's moon is astronomically correct, because the lunar phase was then a declining crescent. The researchers found that Venus was almost as bright as possible at this time, and was actually visible at dawn in Provence in the spring of 1889, but the Starry Night was the first time it was visible from the north - eastern France and not from the south - west. Furthermore, the moon is stylized, although astronomical records indicate that it decreased gibbously for a few days at the time VanGogh painted the picture.
It was painted in June 1889 and shows an east-facing window with an addition to the idealized village. Starry Night is one of the most famous paintings in Van Gogh's collection and the only one in the world.
Starry Night is considered Van Gogh's most beautiful work and is one of the most famous paintings of his life. Starry Night was created by VanGogh in 1889, at a time of great difficulty in the artist's life, and there is a profound feeling of distress. You look at it and you look at a very dark, dark night, with a dark sky and a black sky.
After suffering a nervous breakdown in the winter of 1888, van Gogh was admitted to a psychiatric hospital in Paris. He let himself be seduced into abstraction by his close friend and fellow artist Jean-Paul Gauguin, called Bernard. While Gauguin was living in Arles when he was beheaded, he told his friend and later his wife Marie about his experiences.
Art historians have established that Van Gogh took this painting of Saint-Remy in his hospital room in Paris in the summer of 1888. Without his window, he would not have been able to see Saint Remy, but art historians and historians at the time point out that it is the only painting from the hospital.
When van Gogh arrived in Saint-Remy in 1888, he had already painted several night scenes, including the Starry Night in the Rhone. Some art historians, however, believe that the "Starry Night" village is a reference to the city of Saint Remy in France and not to the city itself.
In the institution van Gogh wrote a letter in which he described his experiences with the night sky at Saint-Remy and the stars in general. In his work, the stars compete with the stars and appear in many of his paintings, such as "Starry Night on the Rhone" and "The Starry Night of Saint Remy. During his time in the asylum, he watched the night sky from his barbed-wire bedroom window and from the window of a nearby hotel.
Since he was not allowed to paint in his bedroom, he used his imagination and painted the scene in a small village that actually did not exist. Although the painting was an artistic success at the time, Van Gogh sold two of his works before he was able to live alone due to his mental illness. After hearing about him, two thoughts came to mind: firstly, that he had cut himself in fits of madness while painting, and secondly, the possibility that he had cut himself.
Today is a great day to pay tribute to this finely painted portrait, which we remember as one of Van Gogh's most famous works of art and perhaps his most memorable.
Van Gogh painted Starry Night while volunteering at the hospital where he had been hospitalized after suffering a nervous breakdown. At the meeting of the American Astronomical Society here, a UCLA art historian told us that it reflects the artist's fascination with the stars and the night sky, as well as his interest in astronomy and astronomy.
Albert Boime said that Van Gogh was obsessed with celestial phenomena and created his most famous masterpiece while confined to his hospital bed in the psychiatric ward of the hospital. It stands to reason that he would have done it for a picture with the Morning Star. Boimes, a professor of art history, believes the painting is based on the artist's real observations, but he said he suffers from epilepsy, not madness, and his telescopic view of the night sky is consistent with his state of mind. His biographer Steven B. Stevens said, "There was no question that he would do that for this" Morning Star "picture.
Van Gogh Starry Night
The Starry Night is an oil on canvas by the Dutch post - impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.
Painted in June 1889, it depicts the view from the east - facing window of his asylum room at Saint - Remy - de - Provence, just before sunrise, with the addition of an idealized village.
The Starry Night is regarded as among Van Gogh's finest works, and is one of the most recognized paintings in the history of Western culture.
Van Gogh made The Starry Night in June 1889, a period marked by great difficulty in the artist's life.
Looking beyond his soft landscape, serene atmosphere and dotted sky, there is a deeper sense of distress.
Therefore, he decided to leave Arles and check himself into a psychiatric hospital near Saint - Remy - de - Provence.
Starry Night was painted in the summer of 1889, when Van Gogh was in a small mental asylum on the outskirts of Saint - Remy - de - Provence.
He was a voluntary patient, admitted after he cut off his ear and presented it, wrapped in paper, to a young woman in a local brothel.
He painted Starry Night in June, inspired by the the night sky he looked up at through the bars of his cell and the stunning Provence landscape with wheat fields, cypress trees and olive groves.
He didn't have the print with him but he obviously remembered it in great detail.
The Starry Night is the only nocturne in the series of views from his bedroom window.
Researchers have determined that Venus was indeed visible at dawn in Provence in the spring of 1889, and was at that time nearly as bright as possible.
The Moon is stylized, as astronomical records indicate that it actually was waning gibbous at the time Van Gogh painted the picture,[14 ] and even if the phase of the Moon had been its waning crescent at the time, Van Gogh's Moon would not have been astronomically correct.
In the letter to Bernard, Van Gogh recounted his experiences when Gauguin lived with him for nine weeks in the fall and winter of 1888 : "When Gauguin was in Arles, I once or twice allowed myself to be led astray into abstraction, as you know. .. .
After experiencing a mental breakdown in the winter of 1888, van Gogh checked himself into the Saint - Paul - de - Mausole asylum.
Art historians have determined that Van Gogh took some liberties with the view from his second story bedroom window.
From his window, Van Gogh wouldn't have been able to see Saint - Remy.
However, art historians think the village in The Starry Night is from one of van Gogh's charcoal sketches of the French town.
By the time van Gogh arrived at Saint - Remy, he had already painted a few night scenes, including Starry Night ( Rhone ) ( 1888 ).
In that work, stars appear in bursts of yellow against a blue - black sky and compete with both the glowing gas lamps below and their reflection in the Rhone River.
At the asylum, van Gogh observed the night sky from his barred bedroom window and wrote a letter to Theo describing a magnificent view of the morning star very early one morning in the summer of 1889.
Because he was not allowed to paint in his bedroom, he painted the scene from memory or possibly drawings and used his imagination for the small village that did not actually exist.
If we hear something about "Van Gogh" two thoughts will automatically come to our mind : the ear that he cut himself in a fit of madness and this painting.
Although the paintings of Van Gogh over time became artistic successes, while he lived, he only could sell two of his works.
Today is one of the most popular artists of post - impressionism recognized for its colorful and illuminated scenarios as well as finely painted portraits that catch our eyes.
Van Gogh painted "The Starry Night" while he was voluntarily in the Saint Paul de Mausole lunatic asylum in Saint - Remy, France, where he was hospitalized since the end of 1888 after suffering a mental collapse.
The swirling, brilliant sky in Vincent van Gogh's spectacular painting "Starry Night" reflected the deep thoughts of a serious amateur astronomer rather than the hallucinations of a mad genius, a UCLA art historian has told the American Astronomical Society meeting here.
Albert Boime said Van Gogh was obsessed with "celestial phenomena" when he created what was probably his most famous masterpiece while confined to an upper - story cell of the mental asylum in the French monastery Saint - Paul - de - Mausole.
Boime, a professor of art history, said Van Gogh was suffering with epilepsy, not insanity, and he believes the painting was based on the artist's genuine observations.
Van Gogh biographers Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith concur, saying that Van Gogh "telescoped" the view in certain of the pictures of the view from his window,[20 ] and it stands to reason that Van Gogh would do this in a painting featuring the Morning Star.