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
This acrylic painting was completed by Lawrence Smith, and is representational. Smith uses lines and color to divide the areas and to give each element its figure. He uses mostly cool colors (green and blue) which gives the painting a sort of calming effect. Smith uses proportion to show that the light house is further away by making the rocks larger and the trees smaller. He used shapes like triangles for the tree branches.
The drawing depicts a setting which takes place at night. The rays of light emitted by the sun barely scrapes the sky. A river flows down, slightly to the right of the painting. A few bushes and shrubs grow around the arid desert, while large strands of grass flow with the wind around the river.
However, the top fraction of the painting is more light because it represent the sun and the other half of this painting has a darkness which can be the shadows of the lights or to illustrate the big rocks. An intuition of my part, is that I think this painting is depiction of harmony in nature. Indeed, the "Cora Kneeling at the Feet of Tamenund" is a painting that reflects the scenery beauty of the Hudson
The sun beams from the sky are lighting up a small area of the painting and the rest is dark and gloomy. The gloominess of the painting represents dark and depressing times while the brightness of the sky creeps through thick dark clouds. This represents heaven because heaven is so large and bright and amazing that even though life is hard and seems like the world is ending, there is always something greater out there. Personally, I love this painting. I really like how Dore paints that trees and valley dark because it really highlights the beams from the sun.
The painting has a light and smooth finish to finish to it, and at the same time the bold outlines of the male figures appear like a sketching. Little detail compared to the woman in the center of the canvas. The clouds are dark and made with
Millions of ashes obscure the bright stars in the night sky; ashes of death and vanished hope. The eerie night, as described in the novel Night by Ellie Wiesel, has many significant symbols. During the holocaust, darkness consumed individuals with fear of the unknown. Flames of infernos covered the sky in dark smoke and released a penetrating smell. In fact, death was one of the factors one feared during the night.
In the 18th century, another one of the greatest artist of all time, Vincent Van Gogh illustrated a very personal painting. The Starry Night is now one of the most widely known paintings in the world, but the story and meaning is not. Both artist used dark and grim themes when it came to their creations, and that is what draws the public to them. In today 's society we are able to relate to the deeper and more mentally touching symbols of these pieces of art. Andrew Wyeth’s painting, Christina’s World shows a young woman in a empty field looking up at a grim farmhouse on a rustic summer day.
There is no source of natural light in the picture, and the direction of the artificial light is indiscernible. When a viewer first looks at the painting, they see the cow and man observing each other. Then, a viewer will notice the finer details of the smaller cow being milked, the man with a scythe in the town, and the sapling being held by gentle hands. The colors in the foreground are whites and greens, while in the background there are darker tones of green and black. The lines are curved and overlapping, suggesting wrinkles and folds in the cow and the
When I analyze this painting, my eyes are drawn to the building in the bottom left which seems to resemble a church. It has a white steeple and roof line along with light red brick for the walls. The color, style, size, and position of this particular building sets it apart from the rest of the buildings which all seem to blend together along the composition. The building’s edge meets right with the fence line along the field in the bottom left corner of the piece. It prompts viewers to begin their focus on the left of the painting instead of drawing our eyes directly to the center.
“Night” is a poem by Hilda Doolittle better known as H.D. Born in Pennsylvania on September 10, 1998. The work of H.D was “characterized by the intense strength of her image economy of language and use of classical mythology”. Mythology is the myths of a group of people depending on each culture. While classical is a long established event or idea or also traditional, HD used traditional myths to create each poem. She was also the leader of the imagist movement which was very important at that time.
The sky is gray with the blocking of sun, it shows that the day was not a good day, offering no happiness or life in the painting. The painting on the right shows a man trying to rescue a fallen soldier, signifying the need to try and preserve what life is left after battle. The bottom painting shows the result of war, which gives only the result of death and despair. Each painting tells its own little story but all together they tell a story that only few can
The left side of the painting depicts a magnificent view of the cultivated land that falls beneath the dark, uncultured forest, creating the sense of movement from danger to peace. The darker values and unwelcoming atmosphere that surrounds forest enhances this sense of danger (Zygmont). The dark, grey storm clouds and rain falling on the trees create a shadow on the leaves, due to the absence of light they receive. However, as the painting progresses from the left to right, the intensity of light increases. It is implied that the light source comes from the top right corner, creating cast shadows below the mountains and providing light to the lands full of crops.
Of course, eventually new generations of audience have different interpretations of the meaning of these paintings, however these paintings have both keep there originally meaning. Starry Night relates mostly to the person of Van Gogh himself. His main purpose of this painting was to show his brother his lifestyle and the view he had while in jail. This painting does relate to nature though with the entire painting being an actually view that Van Gogh saw. He has a small town, cypress tree, and the stars to show all the nature around him during his stay in the jail.
In this artwork, Van Gogh uses strong vertical lines to give the sense of unease. These lines are present in the floor boards, the chair and in the wall. The lines give an unnerving feel to the room as vertical lines suggest that the room was not a place of tranquility, or calmness, but a rather gives a sense of despair. Furthermore, In the room there is also horizontal lines to suggest peace, and calmness.
Psychologist Erik Erikson has a theory that assumes that there are eight psychosocial stages of development throughout a person's lifetime. At each stage, a pivotal personal crisis (psycho) resulting in social amelioration (social) should occur for the person to have a healthy sense of self. Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night highlights the dysfunctional Tyrone family, all of which have a difficult time identifying their personal crises while navigating societal pressures. Therefore, according to Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, each member of the Tyrone family is tragically stuck in their own dilatory stages of social self-realization.