In 1889, then a little-known artist named Vincent, and by the name of Van Gogh, once during his stay in the hospital of the town called Saint-Remy, taking a canvas measuring 73 by 92 centimeters, he painted one of his most amazing, amazing paintings called “Starry Night “. Written in the landscape genre in oils and attributed to post-impressionism in style, today it continues to inspire people of creativity and not only for feats in painting, literature and life.
Those who saw this creation live, know that the normal perception of “Starry Night” is impossible at a short distance: this is a specific, but fascinating technique, characteristic only of Van Gogh. Nevertheless, let’s consider the canvas “close”.
The main “pillars” of the composition are seemingly huge cypresses on the hill (foreground), pulsating crescent and stars of the “shining”, bright yellow color. A city lying in a valley may even go unnoticed at first, because the main emphasis is placed on the greatness of the universe.
The whirlwind in the sky reminds of the Milky Way, of galaxies, of cosmic harmony, expressed in both ecstatic and blissfully calm movement of all bodies in dark blue space. In the picture, these are eleven incredibly huge stars and a big, but decreasing month, reminiscent of the biblical story of Christ and the 12 apostles.
Often, the viewer is impressed by the color scheme; this is a unique combination of deep dark blue, blue, celestial, green (almost black), brown, and places of marine color and various shades of yellow (here you can find sunflowers, oil, and egg yolks) ). The composition – cypress trees, moon, stars in front, town and mountains behind – emphasizes depth and contrast, which makes it incredibly attractive to the eye and exciting when it comes to the thrill in the chest.