Starry night Stole
From his arrival in Arles in 1888, Van Gogh researched the way to represent "the effects of night".
To his brother Theo: "I need a starry night..." ; to his sister: "Often it seems to me that the night is more colorful that the day".
But it was to the painter Emile Bernard that he confided "But when, then, would I make this starry sky, this painting that always troubles me?"
The little corner of sky represented in The Cafi Terrace at Night in Arles, becomes in Starry Night, in Arles on the Rhône and Starry Night, in Saint-Rémy de Provence, the principal part of the painting, where blues dominate, let by the yellow-green of the stars.
Size: 180 x 50 cm, 70.86" x 19.68"
Origin: Based on different works of the artist : La nuit étoilée, 1889 (The Museum of Modern Art) - La nuit étoilée, 1888, Arles (Musée d'Orsay) - Terrasse de café le soir place du forum, 1888, Arles (Kroller-Muller Museum Otterlo, Pays-Bas)
Museum: Paris - Musée d'Orsay
Themes: Landscape, Made in France
Art movement: Impressionism
Artist: Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)