The Starry Night (1889) by Vincent Van Gogh

The Starry Night - Vincent Van Gogh - 1889

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Artwork Information

TitleThe Starry Night
ArtistVincent Van Gogh
MediumInk on Paper
Dimensions47 x 62.5 cm
Art MovementPost-Impressionism
Current LocationShchusev Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russia
Location Created Saint-rémy-de-provence, France

About The Starry Night

The artwork titled “The Starry Night” is an ink on paper masterpiece created by the renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh in 1889. As a significant artifact of the Post-Impressionism movement, its status as a sketch and study is clear in the energetic quality of line and form. The artwork’s dimensions measure 47 by 62.5 centimeters. It was conceived in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France and now resides in the Shchusev Museum of Architecture in Moscow, Russia.

“The Starry Night” portrays a vibrant night sky filled with swirling patterns that convey a sense of fluid movement, while luminous stars and a crescent moon radiate with a surreal, almost spiritual light. A large, dark cypress tree anchors the composition in the foreground, bending upwards towards the tumultuous heavens. Below this energetic display in the sky is a serene village, characterized by quaint rural structures, including a church steeple that stretches up into the swirling night. The contrast between the dynamic sky and the peaceful town imbues the artwork with an enigmatic quality that has captivated viewers for over a century. Contrasting color transitions and the rhythmic play between light and dark elements make this work an iconic example of Van Gogh’s visionary artistic approach.

It’s important to note that the provided information mentions the artwork as being ink on paper; however, Van Gogh’s original “The Starry Night” is an oil painting. There might have been a mistake in the given medium or a confusion with another of Van Gogh’s works that indeed was made with ink on paper. The described artwork is an oil painting and is not part of a sketch and study genre but rather a completed painting. Additionally, the original “The Starry Night” is located in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and not in the Shchusev Museum of Architecture, Moscow.

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