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Vincent Van Gogh: The Starry Night by Richard Thomson

Instantly recognizable as one of the most iconic images of modern culture, Vincent van Goghs Starry Night draws thousands of visitors every day at The Museum of Modern Art. Yet few are familiar with the story behind this unlikely masterpiece, envisioned and executed by Van Gogh during his stay at a mental hospital in Saint-Rmy. The Starry Night is no ordinary landscape painting, with its surging forces, resonant chromatics and mysterious shapes that reflect Van Goghs unique state of mind at the time. In this informative volume--the latest in a series on favorite artists and important works in MoMAs collection--distinguished art historian Richard Thomson provides an overview of the painting within the context of its creation, bringing together Van Goghs correspondence regarding the painting and the Parisian art scene of his time with an in-depth exploration of his technique and style. Highlighting significant details not easily visible at first glance, and illustrated with dozens of comparable works, Vincent van Gogh: The Starry Night is an indispensable guide to one of the most famous paintings of the nineteenth century.
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Having the opportunity to collaborate with the exhibit in front of you was exhilarating. Now, children and adults alike have the chance to do just that. The museum is planning on projecting 2, of the artist's paintings onto a wall that matches with a carefully curated playlist, according to the Matador Network. So much of the beauty in Van Gogh's paintings comes from the unique brush strokes he used and this new exhibit will allow visitors to get up close and very personal with the work, observing each painting right down to the individual brush strokes. Really, it's more like stepping into the painting than anything else and that's something you can't do just anywhere.

The Starry Night is an oil on canvas by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. It has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since , acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest.
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Widely hailed as Van Gogh's magnum opus, the painting depicts the view outside his sanatorium room window at night, although it was painted from memory during the day. Though Van Gogh revisited this scene in his work on several occasions, "Starry Night" is the only nocturnal study of the view. Thus, in addition to descriptions evident in the myriad of letters he wrote to his brother, Theo, it offers a rare nighttime glimpse into what the artist saw while in isolation. One has the impression that the artist has expelled his inner conflict onto a canvas. Everything here is brewed in a huge cosmic fusion.

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  1. Vincent van Gogh The Starry Night Saint Remy, June Not on view. In creating Works from The Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York: The .

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