Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night

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Vincent Van Gogh’s battered life was shown in most of his paintings. Most of his paintings were gloomy and boring, but Starry Night was neither. Painted from Van Gogh’s asylum room, Starry Night shows the glamor of the night sky over an idealized village and a church. Van Gogh incorporated many little pieces into the painting to create a full effect and also seems to be telling a story of a little part of life through the painting as well. Van Gogh seems to be telling a story of a small town that is very religious. Even though the night is starry and bright, the town also seems to be in a storm. The large structure towards the left of the paintings seems to be creating a gloomy and isolated feeling to the viewer. Putting it all together, Van…show more content…
His brother didn’t like the painting at all. Moreover, art critics of that time blamed his art for being childish due to a number of swirls and long brush strokes that he used in his paintings. Starry Night still is one of the most glamorous masterpieces of history. Why else would the painting have become so famous? The significance of this painting, which art critics did not like, was that it paved the path for an art style known as Expressionism. This style poses the artist’s emotional experience instead of the impressions of the external world. From an expressionist painter, the viewer can learn about the artist’s emotions at the time of the painting. For example, from Starry Night, the viewer can learn about Van Gogh’s crazy life, how he feels about religion, and how lonely he feels in the asylum. The piece connects with people’s inner thoughts and triggers a response in connection with the painting. After Van Gogh’s death, the painting was instantly famous because of the connections that were made, and the new style of painting that followed. Thus, this artwork matters, unlike the thoughts of the 19th-century art critics. Being ahead of his time, Van Gogh started the art form of expressionism through this
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