Starry Night Analysis

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Light and Colour- Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night
The Starry Night is an oil on canvas painting by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in June 1889, it depicts the view (with the notable addition of an idealised village) from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise. The dominating colour palette in the painting is dark blue and black hues oppose the bright whites and the yellows in the sky. The size of the painting is 29 in. by 36 ¼ in. The current location of the painting is in the galleries of Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
The artist keeps his central focus of the canvas to be the night sky, keeping a portion of it as a village, depiction dark which gives the night sky further into the limelight. The major light source is the bright sky in the night sky. The village amidst a dark wilderness only the noticeable lights have been depicted rest are dark, even the church which seems as unwelcoming. However, the stars are not enough to light up the entire sky, and between the viewer, the town, and the stars, there are vast fields of dark blue, a constant reminder of the depression and fear felt throughout the artist 's life. Despite the best efforts of the stars above and the town below, the darkness still is not completely overcome. The light in the painting doesnot have enough brightness, it 's dim, also depict the state of mind which is depression, he endured in the asylum. Vincent Van

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