The Starry Night By Vincent Van Gogh

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When someone says starry night one might think of a night view with a lot of stars, which is exactly what the title suggests. But Vincent van Gogh was thinking of something different than just a night sky with stars, he painted something totally out of this world. This work of art is truly amazing and has a magical feel to it. If someone were to tell me when I was 10 years old that “The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh is an amazing work of art” my response would be “what is so special about a painting with stars on it?” I obviously had not seen the painting when I was ten but just by the name I thought what was so “amazing” about it. A few years ago my friend had an assignment where she had to go to the MoMa and I decided to go with her. After she was done we thought why not roam around the museum and see what else there is. While we were roaming we found an interesting piece called The Starry Night by Vincent van Gough and I was completely mesmerized. I have seen the picture online before and even on an episode of Doctor Who that made me cry a little; but seeing it hanging there on plain a white wall was just amazing. I think what Vincent van Gough was trying to say with this painting is that sometimes a person’s mind can be in a million places at once and that they are not alone. The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh was painted in June of 1889 and is a post-impressionist painting. If one would look at this painting for a while one might be able to imagine at as a

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