Starry Night, by Vincent Van Gogh 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.
Description[ edit ] The painting was executed on industrial primed canvas of size 30 French standard. It depicts the interior of the cafe, with a half-curtained doorway in the center background leading, presumably, to more private quarters. Five customers sit at tables along the walls to the left and right, and a waiter in a light coat, to one side of a billiard table near the center of the room, stands facing the viewer.
The five customers depicted in the scene have been described as "three drunks and derelicts in a large public room [ The paint is applied thickly, with many of the lines of the room leading toward the door in the back.
The perspective looks somewhat downward toward the floor. Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace at Nightshowing outdoor tables, a street scene and the night sky, was painted in Arles at about the same time. It depicts a different cafe, a larger establishment on the Place du Forum.
According to Meyer Schapiro "there are few works on which [Van Gogh] has written with more conviction.
The room is blood red and dark yellow with a green billiard table in the middle; there are four lemon-yellow lamps with a glow of orange and green. Everywhere there is a clash and contrast of the most alien reds and greens, in the figures of little sleeping hooligans, in the empty dreary room, in violet and blue.
The blood-red and the yellow-green of the billiard table, for instance, contrast with the soft tender Louis XV green of the counter, on which there is a rose nosegay. The white clothes of the landlord, watchful in a corner of that furnace, turn lemon-yellow, or pale luminous green. So I have tried to express, as it were, the powers of darkness in a low public house, by soft Louis XV green and malachite, contrasting with yellow-green and harsh blue-greens, and all this in an atmosphere like a devil's furnace, of pale sulphur.
And all with an appearance of Japanese gaiety, and the good nature of Tartarin. The painting is an instance of Van Gogh's use of what he called "suggestive colour" or, as he would soon term it, "arbitrary colour" in which the artist infused his works with his emotions, typical of what was later called Expressionism.
The viewer is left with a feeling of seediness and despair, Harris wrote. Schapiro described the painting's "absorbing perspective which draws us headlong past empty chairs and tables into hidden depths behind a distant doorway — an opening like the silhouette of the standing figure.
The painting was eventually acquired by Stephen Carlton Clarkwho bequeathed it to the art gallery of Yale University. On March 24,Yale sued Pierre Konowaloff, Morozov's purported great-grandson, to maintain the university's title to the work.
Konowaloff had allegedly asserted a claim to own the painting on the grounds that the Soviets had invalidly nationalized it. The rejection means Yale's ownership is absolute.For instance, in his nightmarish masterpiece The Night Cafe, , he sought "to express in red and green the terrible passions of human beings" (Schapiro 26).
Van Gogh's revolutionary approach to painting had a strong influence on the next generation of artists, beginning with Matisse and the French Expressionists, also known as the Fauves. Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night at St. Rémy Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night at St.
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Painted while living among the peasants Place Of Birth: Groot-Zundert, The Netherlands.