The Starry Night is a famous oil painting of swirling stars over the village of Saint-Rémy. It is owned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City where it can be seen by the public. It is considered to be one of the most important pieces of artwork in the world. If you want to know who painted The Starry Night, keep reading to find out.
Who Painted The Starry Night?
The Starry Night was painted by the famous Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. It was painted in 1889 after he committed himself to the Saint-Paul asylum. The painting is a representation of the view from his room window at night, but it is believed that he painted it from his memory during the day. It has similarities to another painting by Vincent van Gogh called Starry Night Over the Rhone, which was painted a year earlier.
Did you know?
The painting is widely considered to be the best and most important work completed by Vincent van Gogh. However, van Gogh wasn’t overly happy with the painting and was critical of it, and some of his other recent work, in a letter to his brother.
The song “Vincent,” was written by Don McLean as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh. It is sometimes known by the first line of the song, which is “Starry Starry Night.”
The following video shows the painting being exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.