Starry Night By Van Gogh

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In 1889, Van Gogh created this piece during the time that he was being treated at Saint Remy mental institute. Surprisingly though, it was supposed to have been derived from his memory of the constellations in the sky that he had seen earlier that night. Starry Night is conceivably one of his most well-known and yet most intangible pieces of art. He used thick brush strokes which are possibly from his severe brain attacks and mental issues which create a bold and dramatized look. However, there is stability to his technique that contributes even more complexity, thus adding to the rich quality of his painting. The night sky portrayed by van Gogh in this painting is overflowing with spiraling clouds, a lively crescent moon, and glowing stars.
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