The Starry Night By Vincent Van Gogh

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This paper attempts to present a discussion of Vincent van Gogh’s painting the Starry Night, in terms of his art style that lead people to interpret a different way of reality and the impact of that style subsequently on modern day artistic culture. Also, van Gogh’s late style that inherit his religious belief, his experience and his knowledge of astrology is also worth to mention that, as exhibited in this painting, had not only a direct artistic impact that inspire other artist to imitate it, but it also exercised an indirect way, which we might be called it as an ideological inspiration. The Starry Night was painted by Vincent van Gogh during his stay in hospital window at Saint-Rémy in 1889, one year before his death. Although the canvas painting with oil on held out multiple interpretations, van Gogh’s apparent theme is his communication of the vastness in his artwork. The painting depicts a small town, verified as the view of van Gogh from his hospital window, which was under a blue and vast dark night sky that is filled with luminous stars. There are many interpretations of Starry Night which is came from van Gogh’s influences in his poetry, personal religious conflict, astronomy, depression, all of which convey van Gogh’s representation in creating an unique lucius view of reality. From “Echoes of Walt Whitman’s ‘Bare-Bosom’D Night’ in Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night”, Lewis M. Layman state that van Gogh was trying to bring a visualize portrait of excerpts from

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