Saint-Remy June 1889
Oil on canvas, 73.7 x 92.1 cm
New York, The Museum of Modern Art
The Starry Night of Vincent van Gogh is a post-impressionist oil on canvas painting It was painted in June 1889, it depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise, with the addition of an idealized village. It has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1941.It is regarded as one of the most recognized paintings in the history of Western culture
Vincent Van Gogh painted the Starry Night from his memory and imagination. This is one of his most famous paintings in the whole western art history. In our online gallery, it is also one of the most popular one.
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The artist is looking down on a village from an imaginary viewpoint. At left a cypress towers skywards, at right a group of olive trees cluster into a cloud, and against the horizon run the undulating waves of the Alpilles. Van Gogh's treatment of his motifs prompts associations with fire, mist and the sea; and the elemental power of the natural scene combines with the intangible cosmic drama of the stars. The eternal natural universe cradles the human settlement idyllically, yet also surrounds it menacingly. The church spire seems to be stretching up into the elements, at once an antenna and a lightning conductor. The nighttime scene offers the visual imagination its most distinctive, unique field of activity, since the lack of light requires the compensatory use of visual memory. Van Gogh's discovery of the luminous power of darkness was a personal aesthetic discovery.