Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night Saint Rémy
History of Art

Vincent Van Gogh The Starry Night Saint Rémy

Aug 29, 2022


When it comes to the most iconic paintings of the art world, one of the paintings that comes to mind is undoubtedly 'the starry night' painting. This, is considered one of the most important works of Van Gogh, who lived in the 19th century. This article is a mix of starry night van gogh. In other words, in this article you will find a lot of information about both the starry night painting and Van Gogh. Let's start by getting to know this famous painter of this famous painting...

Vincent Van Gogh In a Nutshell         

Vincent Van Gogh, a Dutch painter born in 1853, was a precious painter that creates very valuable paintings until he died in France in 1890. Some of these paintings have taken their place in the history of art as the most valuable paintings of western culture.

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Starry Night Painting

One of the works mentioned in the previous parts of the article and which seems to be one of the most valuable paintings of western culture even today is the Starry Night painting. This work is also considered to be the painter's most famous work. That's why the Van Gogh Starry Night duo has been inseparable for art lovers for years. When one is heard, the other immediately comes to mind.

If we talk about the technical information about this painting made in 1889, it was produced during the painter's stay in the sanatorium. In this painting, the view of the village seen from the east window of the artist's room in the sanatorium is depicted. In more detail, this painting depicts the village just before sunrise.

Story of The Starry Night

In the previous part of the article, we said that the work belongs to the artistic artist's sanatorium times. Let's explain this situation and the story of the starry night painting in more detail: As many art lovers know, the painter Van Gogh had an argument with his friend, Gauguin, on Christmas night in 1888. As a result of this discussion, he cut off the lower part of himself's left ear with the line he was chasing his friend. Having experienced such unfortunate events during a period of depression, the painter agreed to receive medical treatment for a temporary period in order not to lose his will to work and his capacity, and in this context, he asked to be temporarily confined to a mental hospital in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. This request resulted in the production of many elite paintings.

Although paintings such as Les Alpilles and The Doctor are some of the most popular paintings produced during this period, the Saint-Remy period will be remembered primarily with the birth of the Van Gogh Starry Night duo. Because during his stay here, Van Gogh wrote something to his brother: "I saw the countryside from my window this morning, long before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star that looked so big." Here is the inspiration in these words, this unique landscape engraved in the artist's mind, a starry sky and the reflection of the night on the artist's soul; it went beyond just witnessing a moment, and the artist memorized this landscape that he spoke about. Until he poured it onto the canvas and revealed that unique work, the starry night painting...

A night and a starry, starry night and a unique sky...

Even though you did not have the chance to see this memorable night through that window, you can immortalize this unique work and night for yourself and your loved ones by doing this:

By buying this unique painting-themed gifts from our 'Starry Night' gift category.

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