The Starry Night is widely believed to represent the state of mind of van Gogh at the time of his staying at the hospital. The combination of various depiction means such as the contrast of blue and yellow colors, placing a large tree on the foreground and the curving lines of hills, mountains, and sky seem to have provided the painter assistance in delivering his main idea to the
In 1901, 71 of Van Gogh’s best works were put on display for a Paris show, and almost 11 years after his death, his fame skyrocketed (4). Today, Van Gogh is revered as one of the greatest Dutch artists to live. Although he spent his early life unappreciated, Van Gogh attained the Shakespearean “nobility” through his magnificent paintings, drawings, and sketches he left behind after his
(Simon, 2017) Another one of his masterpiece is the painting ‘The Starry Night’ that he did during his stay in the Asylum in Saint- Rémy, France in 1889 a year before he died. An interesting quote that he wrote to his brother, that explains the painting is, “This morning I saw the countryside from my window a long time before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big”. (Biography.com Editors,
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
One of the earliest depictions is in the 1936 biopic “Rembrandt”, while Jean-Luc Godard made use of it in his film “Passion” (1982) where the painting is enacted by actors in one of the scenes. In the movie Godard asks the viewers to focus on the faces of the actors and not the composition, similar to what they would have done with a painting of Rembrandt. The film was a visual delight, winning the Technical Grand Prize for cinematography at
Searching for a painting that really spoke to me was hard, I was searching for quite a while, until I found Bedroom in Arles. There are many things in this painting that would catch a viewer 's eye; the reason the painting caught my eye was because it was much more vibrant and colorful that all the other artworks I saw, that is why it attracted me. “Bedroom in Arles created” in 1888 by the word renowned artist Vincent Van Gogh was painted to represent himself, who he was as a person, and the life he lived. That is what Van Gogh is trying to convey to the viewer in this painting, he did this with the use of vibrant colors, the thick brushstrokes used, the many different and odd parts of this painting, and the texture of the items in the painting. Van Gogh’s use of color, and his bold color choices is what really attracted me to this painting, it stood out like a sore thumb from all the other paintings.
Another famous painting which put William Hogarth on everyone radar was A Rake’s Progress. This tells the story of the fictional Tom Rakewell in a series of eight paintings. Tom Ingrates a fortune from his father but then follows down a path only to lead himself to destruction. Another famous series painting go his was Marriage-a-la-mode, another painting dedicated to the downfall of a wealthy family. These series of
Night portrays various symbols amidst the novel, Night, by Elie Wiesel. The description represents the loss of great memories and strengths as darkness fills individuals’ lives. As the stars’ rise, faith in God is replaced with the atrocious attention of Satan’s ways. One begins to doubt Gods miracles and protection. Therefore, lives are tormented as they live in fear of death.
The Picture of Dorian Gray provided a narrative in which Oscar Wilde was at his moral crossroad, but would not realize it until his unfortunate time in jail. Although Wilde had not yet realized he was morally confused, The Picture of Dorian Gray is still about how its characters kill the their own love. When Dorian watches Sibyl’s horrible performance, Sibyl causes the connection that Dorian felt between them to die. “You have killed my love. You used to stir my imagination.
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.