“The Starry Night” was actually the outside view from the window of Van Gogh’s asylum room
The Starry Night is an oil on canvas by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in June 1889, it depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise, with the addition of an idealized village.
It has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1941, acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. Regarded as among Van Gogh’s finest works, The Starry Night is one of the most recognized paintings in the history of Western culture.
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Background Story behind “The Starry Night”
“The Starry Night” is famous as one of the finest works of Vincent Van Gogh and, as one of the most recognized monuments in the history of modern culture. The story that goes behind this marvel is grabbing too. The painting was created during the day time in his ground floor studio, allegedly from memory. However, this theory is debated a lot concerning the fact that the view he painted captures the outside view from the east facing window of his asylum room, just before sunrise. Van Gogh depicted the view in as many as 21 versions, one of which is “The Starry Night”.
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