Starry Night By Vincent Van Gogh Essay

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Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh (1889)
Vincent Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 and was a post- impressionist painter whose work was known for emotions, beauty and color (Bio.com). Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, Starry Night (1889) (Figure1) highly influenced the 20th century (Bio.com). Van Gogh lived a life of struggle and grew up poor and his work was not known throughout his entire lifetime but after his death became iconic (Bio.com). Van Gogh developed his love for painting from his mother who was an artist herself (Bio.com). Van Gogh’s famous painting Starry Night (1889) (Figure1) is a detailed yet beautiful oil painting done on canvas while he was in a mental asylum a year before his death(Vincent Van Gogh, The Paintings). Vincent Van Gogh had shot himself in 1890 with a loaded gun and stayed in the hospital while his brother Theo James visited him and after two days in the hospital Van Gogh passed away (Bio.com). Starry nights is the second version of his original painting “Starry night over the Rhone” which was made in 1888(Khan Academy).
The first painting was made outside with a gas lamp while the second and last version of the painting was made inside a studio of the mental asylum which is why both the paintings visually differ (Khan Academy). However, the second version of Starry night was not appreciated by Vincent Van Gogh’s brother as he felt that the second version of Starry night(1889) (Figure 1) was focused more on style than on the emotions (Khan…

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