The Starry Night Over the Rhone (September, 1888 in Arles)

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Starry Night Over the Rhone (1888)


The Starry Night Over the Rhone (September 1888 in Arles) #Tb#Masterpiece
Vincent was 35 years old
Method: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 72cm x 92cm
Location: Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France
“I have been to the seaside for a week and very likely am going thither again soon. Flat shore sands – fine figures there like Cimabue – straight stylish… When shall I ever get round to doing the starry sky, that picture which is always in my mind? Alas, alas, it is just as the excellent fellow Cyprien says in J. K. Huysman’s “En ménage”: the most beautiful paintings are those which you dream about when you lie in bed smoking a pipe, but which you never paint. (From #vvg to Emile Bernard, 18th June, 1888 in Arles)
“Yet you have to make a start, no matter how incompetent you feel in the face of inexpressible perfection, of the overwhelming beauty of nature. A starry sky, for example. See, that’s a thing I’d like to try to do, just as by day I want to try to paint a green meadow spangled with starry dandelions. Yet how can I do it, unless I work it out at home, and from my imagination? Of course, this faults my idea while yours gets praised.” (From #vvg to Emile Bernard, 9th Arles, 1888 in Arles)
“Included a small sketch of a 30 square canvas (Vincent made a sketch for the Starry Night Over the Rhone) – in short the starry sky painted by night, actually under a gas jet. The sky is aquamarine, the water is royal blue, the ground is mauve. The town is blue and purple. The gas is yellow and the reflections are russet gold descending down to green-bronze. On the aquamarine field of the sky the Great Bear is a sparkling green and pink, whose discreet paleness contrasts with the brutal gold of the gas. Two colourful figurines of lovers in the foreground.” (From #vvg to #tvg, 28th September, 1888 in Arles)
#vangoghgang #vvg #vincent #vangogh#vincentvangogh #blue #green #yellow#art #artist #paint #painter #painting#arthistory #artoftheday #aotd #potd#landscape #museum #instagood #🌻


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