Monday, January 27, 2014

The Starry Night, Vencent Van Gogh

The Starry Night
Vincent Van Gogh, 1889
For me Vincent Van Gogh's work is emotional and sensitive.
It is said that his paintings had a serious affect on his personal life.
This painting The Starry Night, was done while he was in a mental health asylum, after he lost the friendship of his dear friend Paul Gauguin. 
It is the scene outside of his window of the mental asylum. 
Some have guessed that he must of been suffering from syphilis, or been medicated when he painted this painting. This painting is all about symbolism.
He added the cypress tree, mountains on the horizon, and a church. Notice the church has no lights on. "....the painting's eleven swirling stars may also hold a meaning of their own. They are curiously reminiscent of an image from the Bible in which the beleaguered Patriarch Joseph saw eleven stars, representing his cruel brothers, bowing before him." DDG.
While I was looking at Vincent Van Gogh's work I came across this project.
OMGosh, I would so love to be part of this project. I will have to look through his work
and paint an inspired painting of Vincent, In His Honor.
Be Inspired,