The Starry Night By Vicent Van Gogh Essay

909 Words Oct 20th, 2016 4 Pages
Vicent Van Gogh painted the Starry Night in 1889 while he was in Saint Remy seeking treatment in a mental asylum. The painting was made with oil paint. It involves pigments that are bound with a medium of drying oil. The Starry Night illustrates an overwhelming night sky, which takes up most of the background. The night sky is filled with swirling clouds, shining stars, and a bright crescent moon. Its swirling, flowing lines appear to be swishing across the background in this gently, wavy motion and seem to be merging at the center to from a spiral formation. There are eleven yellow bright stars that look like huge fireballs illuminating the cool blue sky. There is also a crescent moon at the top right hand corner that radiates a more orange, brighter light from the rest of the stars. Below the rolling hills of the horizon lies a small town. There is a peaceful essence flowing from the structures giving the impression that everyone there is probably sleeping. The houses are small and unremarkably painted in the bottom right corner of the painting, and blend in quite well with the forest and mountains. No light illuminates the village expect for the little light that comes out of the windows. In the middle of the village there is a tall steeple of the church that stands out over the small houses. The view of the night sky and village is partially blocked by a huge curvy cypress tree in the left hand foreground. Its black and green coloring stands out to the rest of the cool…

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