starry night

starry night

Starry Night Over the Rhone by Vincent van Gogh (1888)

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Subscribe for more artwork analysis! ----------------------------------------------------------- http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAWQE-L58_csZj108kVJp3Q?sub_confirmation=1 Connect with us on social media! ----------------------------------------------------- https://twitter.com/learnarthistory http://learnarthistory.tumblr.com/ https://www.pinterest.com/learnarthistory/learn-art-history/ https://www.instagram.com/learnarthistory/ https://www.facebook.com/artin60seconds/ Starry Night Over the Rhone, painted September 1888, is one of several of Vincent van Gogh's paintings of Arles at night time. It was painted at a spot on the bank of the Rhone River that was only a one or two-minute walk from the Yellow House on the Place Lamartine which Van Gogh was renting at the time. The challenge of painting at night intrigued Van Gogh. The vantage point he chose for this work allowed him to capture the reflections of the gas lighting in Arles across the glimmering blue water of the Rhône. In the foreground, two lovers stroll by the banks of the river. Depicting color was of paramount importance to Van Gogh. In letters to his brother, Theo, he often described objects in his paintings in terms of color. His night paintings, including Starry Night Over the Rhone, emphasize the importance he placed on capturing the striking colors of the night sky and of the artificial lighting that was new to the era.