Vincent van Gogh - Starry Night 1889

The White Cottage Among the Olive Trees 1889 Olive Grove Bright Blue Sky 1889 Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background 1889 Starry Night 1889 Green Wheat Field with Cypress 1889 Olive Grove 1889 Wheat Field with Cypresses at the Haute Galline Near Eygalieres 1889
Starry Night 1889

Starry Night 1889
73x92cm oil/canvas
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

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From Museum of Modern Art, New York:
"This morning I saw the country from my window a long time before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big," van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo, from France. Rooted in imagination and memory, The Starry Night embodies an inner, subjective expression of van Goghs response to nature. In thick, sweeping brushstrokes, a flamelike cypress unites the churning sky and the quiet village below. The village was partly invented, and the church spire evokes van Gogh's native land, the Netherlands.