Vincent Van Gogh

The Starry Night, 1889 The Starry Night, 1889
van Gogh, Vincent
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Meaning of Starry Night

Starry Night is being considered a hight of the geniality of the author. Vincent Van Gogh was fascinated by the sky and the night. He painted Starry Night in a few days, probably from his memory or from the window of the Saint-Remy Hospital, we don't think he could have being out on his own.
In the Starry Night, experts believe that Vincent was representing the Via Lactea, a scientific discovery very recent in that time. The meaning is a crazy view from the imagination of a man who was suffering enormously, his religious obsesion and his passion fro the night is represented in these dark landscape, where the enormous sky almost falls on top of the sleeping town. The composition of the painting is done by a genious, the spiral colours white and yellow around the stars, the vertical lines (the cypress and the tower of the church) cut softly the painting, without taking your atention of the important sky. It is almost like a pray for hope, how in the big dark night you could still see the light in the windows in the little houses, the stars turn bright and in the dark night is always a little light to see and follow.
Watching the painting you can almost feel the silence of the night.