Starry Night on the Rhone | Van Gogh


          "Starry Night" is a landscape that is both close and far-reaching, which can be seen from the high-view landscape of the 16th-century landscape painter Bruegel, although Van Gogh’s more direct source is some impressionist Landscape painting. The tall poplars shuddered and floated in front of us; the small villages in the valley lived under the protection of the steeple church; all the stars and planets in the universe rotated and erupted in the "final judgment." This is not for people, but for the final judgment of the solar system. This work was painted at the Saint Remy Sanatorium in June 1889. After his nerve collapsed for the second time, he lived in the sanatorium. There, his condition was good and bad, and he kept painting when he was conscious and full of emotions. The colors are mainly blue and violet, and the yellow glow of the stars is regularly beating. The dark green and brown poplar trees in the foreground mean the night of the world that surrounds the world. Van Gogh inherited the great tradition of portraiture, which is rarely seen in his generation of artists. His passion for people is so passionate that he inevitably draws portraits. His researcher is like studying nature, from the sketch sketches of the beginning to the last self-portraits painted in the months before his suicide in 1890. It faithfully shows the horrible and nervous eyes of the madman staring. A madman, or a person who can't control his behavior, can't draw such a well-balanced, skillful painting anyway. Remember a word about Van Gogh: "The splendid to the extreme is not bleak or death, so Van Gogh can only destroy himself."

        In Provence, it is not only colorful during the day. Van Gogh also colored for the night sky. In the past, the night sky depicted by the Provençal painter was always dotted with little white spots. However, when we are on a clear night, away from the brightly lit houses and street lights, sitting under the sky in Provence, we will notice that the sky actually contains rich colors: between the stars, there seems to be a dark blue, purple Or dark green, but the stars themselves appear a pale yellow, orange or green, emitting a halo far beyond their own narrow perimeter. Just like Van Gogh explained to his sister: "The night is even more colorful than the day... Only you pay attention to it, you will see some stars are pale yellow, other stars have a pink glow, or pan Green, blue, and forget-me-not. Needless to say, it is obviously not enough to place small white dots on a blue-black background."


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