Starry Night And The Scream Analysis

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Starry Night and The Scream are two completely different types of artwork made by two different artists. Vincent Van Gogh and Edvard Munch being those artists surely makes these pieces of art highly valuable and treasured. Starry Night was made by Van Gogh very late into his career and The Scream was made by Edvard Munch in his mid-career. Even though these two pieces of artwork are made by different people during different times of their career, these paintings look and have very similar aspects. Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh and The Scream by Edvard Munch both have similar formal elements including color, line, form, light, shape, texture, composition, etc. to depict a deeper meaning of the artists emotions of depression and loneliness. Starry Night has many formal elements throughout…show more content…
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. The Scream also relates to the personal life of Edvard Munch and his tragic youth. The Scream depicts Munch’s childhood and all the struggles he went through at such a young age. Starry Night and The Scream both have similar aspects throughout them including formal elements and the deeper meaning of the artist to create these masterpieces. Van Gogh and Munch both used wavy, spiral lines and dramatic warm and cool colors to symbolize the struggles of their emotions during the time of creating these
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