Famous Painting By Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night: Analysis

I’m evaluating The Starry Night a famous painting by Vincent van Gogh. I see stars and wind in this painting. I also see light emitted from them. I see a beautiful village beneath the wonderful sky God has created. I like the dark colors of the village, but it is the light coming through the window that comforts me. The village was painted with brown, blue and grey colors. The small village has been painted in black, but I am focusing on the stars and moon.

The hills and the sky blend into each other. It appears to be windy or cold outside. The sky has a presence that is beyond the visible elements. The village seemed to be still and quiet while the skies and other things above seemed to have an agenda. The painting looks as if it was painted in the morning. The painting has a calm but exciting feel. This oil painting appears to reach into the sky. Original artwork measured 29 x 36″. The Starry Night consists of a large number of different shades, including yellow, brown, black and white. The oil painting has a unique rhythm and flow. It is as if air, trees and hills have a separate life. Oil paintings are unique due to the dots and lines that make up their patterns.

The Starry Night has four elements that make up its design: composition, colour, tone, brushstroke. The Starry Night consists of swirling clouds, dazzling stars and a brighter-than-ever moon. These aspects created a fluidity that was reminiscent of grace or elegance. In this artwork, the use of yellow and white directs the viewer to the sky. The predominant color blue unifies the art work. Vertical lines are used to break up the composition of the cypress and the church tower, without taking anything away from the night sky. The value of the colors is also important, as there are many shades of blue. Brushstrokes are visible, not smeared and thick. The lines are distinct in this work. The Starry Night has a lot of texture. The art can be felt without having to touch it. The circles are the main shape of The Starry Night. It is the circles in the sky that draw attention.

Starry Night is designed using the principles of balance, proximity and repetition. Starry Night’s left and right side aren’t identical. This piece is balanced by the contrast. This piece uses proximity by using the spirals around the stars, the moon, and the clouds. Repetition of the spirals is done in the form of circular shapes. Shape, repetition and closeness are highlighted in this piece.

Translation: When I woke this morning, I did not want to live. To reflect my current mood, I chose an artwork that resembled a dark painting. I feel as though I’m going through a difficult time in my life. At first, I thought this was a dark piece. The mystical dark bush at top of hill makes me uncomfortable and gives me an impression of danger. The piece I chose and the evaluation of it have somehow lifted my mood. The mist has a God-like presence to it. Even though the night skies could have been darker, they are still quite bright. This piece helps me to feel confident that God is always there, even at night.

Vincent van Gogh found religion at this time. In an asylum, he was hallucinating. He also had mental problems. It is amazing how he could create this masterpiece in a storm of his own life. It is believed that the Starry Night was the view from Vincent van Gogh’s asylum room.

The piece I am looking at gives me the impression that there is much more happening than what my eyes can see. The stars and moon are large and bright, even though it is night. The painting appears gloomy or dull at first, but if you look closer the sky seems to be dancing. This painting gives off a sense that something is bigger than just a village. I feel God in this picture. I get a strong sense of security that God will protect everything below.

In my judgment: I have no idea what Vincent van Gogh’s life was like in this time of his career. It is clear that hallucinations were caused by mental instability. It seems to me that I understand the artist’s message. In the midst of some terrifying instabilities, I think that van Gogh found stability through God. Van Gogh may have had a message he wanted to convey. At times, I have no faith in myself or my decisions. But knowing God has control gives me a sense of relief.


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