Thursday, August 22, 2013

Starry Night

La Nuit étoilée, The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, Museum of Modern Art, New York
La Nuit étoilée (The Starry Night) by Vincent van Gogh, 1889
Museum of Modern Art, West 53rd Street
New York, September 2007

“This morning I saw the country from my window a long time before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big,” van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo, from France. Rooted in imagination and memory, The Starry Night embodies an inner, subjective expression of van Goghs response to nature. In thick, sweeping brushstrokes, a flamelike cypress unites the churning sky and the quiet village below. The village was partly invented, and the church spire evokes van Gogh's native land, the Netherlands.

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

Okay, sometimes things get better than yesterday! :-)