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This picture, painted in 1889, shows what Vincent Van Gogh could see or extrapolate from the room he occupied during his stay in the psychiatric hospital of Saint-Rémy de Provence. During this difficult period of his tormented life, he painted one of the most famous canvases in the history of art.
In this painting, painted in oil on canvas, we clearly see a starry sky in which movement reigns: the sky is simply alive, swirls around the stars and the moon come to life and create a halo. See more
The moon is in the upper right-hand corner of the work in the form of a very bright crescent around which the paint is applied to create a halo. This moon is dazzling and eye-catching. Especially since the yellow forms a perfect contrast with the blue of the sky.
An end-of-the-world cataclysm covers Van Gogh's Starry Night, an apocalypse filled with molten meteorites and stray comets. It is as if the artist has thrown all his inner conflicts onto the canvas. Everything is mixed together in a cosmic fusion.
The central part of the painting shows the village of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence as seen from Van Gogh's room in the asylum of the monastery of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, looking north. The church tower is in the Dutch style.
The Alpilles are visible in the distance, on the right of the picture. The hills in between, however, do not correspond to the actual view of the asylum and seem to have been brought in from another point of view, towards the south. The cypress tree in the foreground on the left side of the picture has been added for compositional reasons.
About Vincent Van Gogh
On 30 March 1853, Vincent Van Gogh was born in Groot Zundert in North Brabant. From childhood, he showed a moody and restless temperament that, throughout his life, thwarted his plans. Son of a Protestant pastor, he first chose to turn his life towards Protestantism, becoming in turn a preacher in London, a student of theology and an evangelizer among the mining populations of the Borinage. See more
Listening to the latter, he practiced painting, leaving us the first traces of a dark work, marked by the misery of these miners, but to which Van Gogh attached a fervour and an exacerbated exaltation.
In 1886, he moved to Paris and lived with his brother Theo who ran a small gallery of paintings. He quickly got to know the young painters who animated the most innovative artistic movements. Influenced by the work of the Impressionists and Japanese artists, Van Gogh's style began to evolve. The colours became lighter, the brush strokes became more refined by following the shape of the object represented. As early as 1888, he adopted clear and brilliant shades, present in the paintings of his French friends, and left Paris for the south of France.
Under the sun of Provence, he painted landscapes and southern life scenes. The artist, based in Arles, began to use curved, whirling touches and pure colours: yellow, green and blue in particular. This technique, so specific to Van Gogh's work, appears in the famous paintings representing his bedroom (1888) and the Starry Night (1889). Any visible phenomenon, painted or drawn by Van Gogh, seems to have physical and spiritual vitality. In his enthusiasm, he persuaded Paul Gauguin, whom he had met in Paris, to join him.