Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night

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In 1886, Dutch artist, Vincent van Gogh moved to Paris, France and was inspired by Japanese artist and other Impressionists whom were also studying Japanese art work. He admired the elegance, bold colors, and striking designs that characterized ukiyo-e prints. van Gogh adopted Japanese influence into his work (known as Japonisme) and it is evident in his most famous work, Starry Night. (http://www.vangoghgallery.com/catalog/Painting/508/Starry-Night.html) Vincent van Gogh painted Starry Night, oil on canvas, on June of 1889 while he was in a mental asylum in Saint- Rémy, France being treated for his erratic behavior. He is said to have painted the scene from memory. Starry Night is a Japonisme painting due to its bright hues-blue, yellow, white, and black. The yellow stars complement the blue sky and the luminance of the moon and stars contrasts with the dark cypress tree in the foreground and the village in the middle ground. Starry Night also possess the slanted viewpoints found in Japanese prints. The mountain range in the background is …show more content…
Puerto Rican artist, Miguel Luciano collides American and Latino cultures with his 2002 acrylic on canvas painting, Pelea de Gallos. The painting depicts popular icons like Cornelius of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes fighting the mascot of Pollos Picú. The battle between the two mascots represents the USA’s power over Puerto Rican consumers. In the lower right corner of the canvas, Luciano portrays Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Colonel Sanders as a saint feeding live chickens KFC chicken. The saint symbolizes Catholicism brought to Puerto Rico due to European conquest. Pelea de Gallos contains bright warm colors such as red, orange, and yellow typical of Latin American art. Luciano’s hybrid art creates a comical, light hearted approach to political, economic, and social issues which plague Puerto Rico due to the countries relationship with the United

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