Impressionism In Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night

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“What I am after, is the first impression - I want to show all one sees on first entering the room - what my eyes takes in at first glance” (Pierre Bonnard). Upon walking into the Museum of Modern Art, which was a little intimidating simply because there was a huge variety and the layout had just about everything you could imagine. From sculptures to paintings there was so much to take in. As I made my way through the museum I was immediately drawn to the room of Impressionism. The vibrant mix of colors and ambiguous intent. Each piece contained such a mix of colors that not a single item within the piece was overlooked. The room itself had each work of art separated by a large amount of wall space and used a neutral paint color in the background …show more content…
The crowd seemed to really be drawn to this particular painting and so was I. My first impression was that I’ve seen this replicated before so overall I was familiar with the look without knowing the exact details. It ended up being one of my favorite pieces but also left me wondering how something so beautiful can come from such a dark place from a person labeled as “disturbed”. Impressionism goes to show that even the most disturbed of us can see beauty and can be seen as a symbol of hope for humanity. I believe that the mix of color, light to dark or dark to light however the viewer sees it, portrays that there is a beautiful struggle within Vincent Van Gogh. The beauty is outside of his four walls. The dark shades of blue represent what put him in the predicament he was in at the time but the brighter shades of blue and yellow represent the good within. His work really caught my attention simply because the fine use of colors and also attention to …show more content…
Similar uses of precise yet thin brush strokes and emphasis on light and color, with the overall subject matter varying by artist. The similarities between the works were evident from a style perspective. From a larger perspective, I believe that the artists behind many of these pieces create them in such a way where they themselves know what the true intent behind their work is, but they also do it in a way where they allow the audience to form their own feelings and opinions.
Overall, my experience at the Museum of Modern Art was a positive one. Being an artist myself for many years I never really took the opportunity to go to a museum and truly soak in all the culture but this experience showed me that art in general really allows people to express themselves. With that being said it also allows us as the viewers to take a closer look and makes us appreciate work that has been around for

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