Elements And Elements Of Symbolism In Starrry Night, By Vincent Van Gogh

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There are various shades of blue and black, splashes of yellows, a textured cypress tree, yellow stars, a crescent moon glazed in its own yellow light, a blue mountain range, fields of blue, a town, buildings was a dash of orange in the windows, a church with a large steeple, vertical and horizontal lines, black lines in the tree, small trees in the town with curly tops, reflections of the yellow moonlight on the tops of the buildings and the small trees.
There are five striking elements and principles of design throughout Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh. The first is the use of composition, the second is the use of color, the third is use of line, the forth is the use of movement, and the fifth is the rhythm of the painting. Also, there is a good use of overlapping and detail throughout the painting.
In Starry Night there is a brilliant use of composition. Van Gogh was able to transform a blank canvas and add life to it. Composition is defined as how positive and negative space is arranged on a drawing surface. In Starry Night the use of positive space is space brings out the paining. The builds and mountain rage are a good example of the positive space in the painting. One building in particular is the church and the
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The first example of depth is the large cypress tree, which overlaps with the mountain range, the stars, and the clouds. The tree gives an illusion that the spectator is closer to the tree than any other object in the painting. The next illusion of depth is the church. The church overlaps in two was one is the building itself, and the second is the steeple. The main building of the church overlaps with other town house giving the appearance that the church is larger than the other buildings. The steeple overlaps with the mountain range also giving the spectator the reasonable assumption that the church is the largest and tallest building in the

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