Essay on A Very Starry Night By Vincent Van Gogh

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A Very Starry Night
Vincent Van Gogh created Starry Night in an asylum looking out his window. This is the way that Van Gogh depicted nature. The painting was the most famous of all the paintings he did. It was the only painting he sold. Van Gogh painted two pictures of Starry Night but they did not come out the way he wanted them to. The idea of Starry Night was over a “land scape and not a town.” (Soth) He wrote to his brother Theo about his vision of what he thought about what he saw outside his window. Van Gogh did not become famous until after his death. Van Gogh wanted to preach at first to the people in poverty. Van Gogh had very bad depression and that is why he was in an asylum. Vincent passed on July 29, 1890. Starry Night can be a touching piece of art that showcases how Van Gogh went through his depression.
The location of the painting is in the museum of Modern art in New York City. The size of the painting is 29 inches by 36 and one fourth inches. It is oil on canvas. The painting is post-impressionist. The museum of Modern Art made sure to preserve the art work so it does not get any damage to it. The lines in the painting are very rough throughout the brush strokes of Starry night. From the article of Van Gogh’s Agony Starry Night is a religious piece “Van Gogh’s loss faith of the church, could not find an outlet in conventional Christian imagery.” (Soth) The colors that are used are blues and yellows, which can symbolize Jesuses. Colors that Van Gogh uses…

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