The Starry Night – Van Gogh – 1000 Pieces

R320.00

THE MOST FAMOUS VAN GOGH
Widely hailed as Van Gogh’s magnum opus, The Starry Night, 1889 painting depicts the view outside his sanatorium room window at night, although it was painted from memory during the day. A somewhat spiritual, dreamy interpretation of the artist’s asylum room’s sweeping view of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. 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. “Through the iron-barred window I can make out a square of wheat in an enclosure,” he wrote in May of 1889, “above which in the morning I see the sunrise in its glory.”

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My favourite of all the Masters, Vincent Van Gogh was born in the Netherlands on March 30, 1853 and shot himself at Auvers, France on 29 July 1890. Often regarded as a tortured soul, Van Gogh was a perfectionist, his own harshest critic, discarding dozens of sketches and paintings in pursuit of his inner visions .
DID YOU KNOW… Van Gogh’s finest works were produced in less than three years in a technique that grew more and more impassioned in brush stroke, in symbolic and intense color, in surface tension, and in the movement and vibration of form and line. Van Gogh’s inimitable fusion of form and content is powerful; dramatic, lyrically rhythmic, imaginative, and emotional, for the artist was completely absorbed in the effort to explain either his struggle against madness or his comprehension of the spiritual essence of man and nature.