Analysis Of Vincent Van Gogh 's ' The Starry Night ' Essay

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Vincent van Gogh
Zundert, a village in the south of Netherlands, saw the birth of Vincent van Gogh on March 30, 1853. At a very young age, Van Gogh began to showcase his talented skills, but he decided to pursue his childhood artistry at age 27. Vincent emerged as a symbol of Post-Impressionism because of his use of vivid colors, emotional portrayals, and unique canvas surfaces in every painting. Inspired by Seurat, he learned Pointillism from Émile Bernard. He intensified the color of his paintings by using stippling brush strokes. From a distance, these small touches created an optical blending of the color hues. This technique generated a strong contrast and a marvelous composition with the complementary colors blue and orange, ("Vincent van Gogh 1853–1890"). After years of delirium and hallucinations, he shot himself, which led to an infection and a tragic death. Throughout the last two years of his life, he created his most famous paintings such as The Starry Night (1889), Red Vineyards (1888), and The Night Café (1888).

Van Gogh’s brushwork creates a swirling effect on the clouds of The Starry Night. This epic painting depicts a gleaming town under a beautiful night sky full of stars. The balance of colors in this painting proves his mastery in the principles of design. Van Gogh produces dominance with orange and uses blue for the heaven. Also, Vincent creates asymmetrical balance to make the massive plant a focal point and illuminates the sky with small dashes of…

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