Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Starry Night Over the Rhone

Nuit étoilée sur le Rhône, Starry Night Over the Rhone by Vincent van Gogh, Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Nuit étoilée sur le Rhône (Starry Night Over the Rhone) by Vincent van Gogh, 1888
Musée d'Orsay, 7e arrondissement
Paris, July 2005

“Included a small sketch of a 30 square canvas - in short the starry sky painted by night, actually under a gas jet. The sky is aquamarine, the water is royal blue, the ground is mauve. The town is blue and purple. The gas is yellow and the reflections are russet gold descending down to green-bronze. On the aquamarine field of the sky the Great Bear is a sparkling green and pink, whose discreet paleness contrasts with the brutal gold of the gas. Two colourful figurines of lovers in the foreground.”

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Things rarely get more perfect than this...

Changes in the wind said...

Beautiful.......