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The the difference of brush strokes in each

 

 

The
painting Starry Night is one of the
most recognizable paintings. It is everywhere, it can be seen on towels, coffee
mugs, shirts, etc. It is a sumptuous piece of work. Vincent van Gough painted Starry Night in 1889 while he was a
patient at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole, in the prior year he was recognized for
cutting his ear off.

When you
observe the painting notice the difference of brush strokes in each part of the
painting. In the sky they whirl, around the clouds, stars, and moon he
highlights their color to draw your attention there. Many say that the brush
work is dreamlike or almost too good to be true. The many hills roll into a
tiny village, the village however contrasts all of the soft brush strokes. Interrupting
the brushstrokes surrounding it the town is straight up and down. You can
see in Starry Night he returned to blending
the darker colors like he did in beginning of his career. Blue overtakes the
painting, blending hills into the sky. The tiny village lays at the base in the
painting in browns, greys, and blues. Even though each building is outlined in
black, the yellow and white of the stars and the moon stand out against the
sky, making the eyes look the to the sky. They are the main attention grabber
of the painting

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            People
often associate Genesis 37:9, which states, “and he dreamed yet another dream,
and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; the
sun and moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me”. With
placing the church in the middle of the village Van Gough stretches up to the
sky bringing God to the village.

            Vincent van Gough committed suicide
in 1890. Although during his lifetime he was not known since his passing he is
very well known throughout the world.