This is also the effect he wanted to accomplish to the viewer. Even when the impressionists lose the contours in their paintings, he kept them in his impressionist period to draw and limit the object in his pictures.
The color element used in the art work is expressive. Interestingly enough, he painted this piece from his memory and it was supposed to have been based on a constellation arrangement he had seen earlier on in the night sky of Provence.
These drawings are very minimalistic. Light plays a key role in this painting. The formal qualities of his art work are the contrast between the tones. This is the effect of nearness or farness also known as three dimensional. It seems that van Gogh was finally being cured of his illness and had essentially found his heaven.
The contours were important for Van Gogh. He paints applying the modern theory of color, harmoniously pairing yellow which means light and blue which means darkness, rebirth and death.
The Starry Night symbolizes peaceful death which van Gogh wanted so much and then — rebirth. The diner also partially blends in with the background of the art work. His was a spirit so open and vulnerable, and a mind so beleaguered, that he likely could not have hid his own internal chaos from his viewers even if he tried.
The line form he uses is symmetrical. The view of the night sky and village is partially blocked by this huge cypress bush in the foreground.
Despite it, the result is beautiful, overwhelming and striking. The real drama of this painting is that the artist is not content to commune with nature to understand and paint his subject, but battles to enter into the very essence of the natural world so that his brushes can tell us the exquisitely haunting story from within.
It seems as if galaxies are in motion and that the stars would plunge into the sleepy town at any moment. There is also the crescent moon at the top right hand corner that radiates a more orange, brighter light from the rest of the stars.
Van Gogh paints the rich colors of the night and this corresponds with the true character of this Starry Night, whereby colors are used to suggest emotion. In particular, he liked to paint landscapes that reflected his own emotions and soul.
In Starry Night and some other paintings of Van Gogh, these elements are connected so that winding lines are transformed into stars in the dark sky, energetic strokes in the ends of the cypress, curved surfaces created mountain crests, and geometric forms reflected the architecture of the place.
To paint at night, he hung candles around the brim of his hat, and around the picture canvas, so that he can see what he is painting. Why this particular piece of work is so powerful remains a source of speculation.
In the sky, we can count 11 stars — 11 apostles who remained true to Christ. The steeple dominates the village and symbolizes unity in the town. A possible interpretation could be that the bush was a representation of the inner anguish he was going through at that time.
The painting shows a large room and several figures scattered throughout the painting. He is the first artist to directly paint these nocturnal scenes at night. Eleven fiery yellow stars that look like huge fireballs illuminate this whole piece and contrast with the cool blue, fluid night sky that takes on an amazing variety of shades of blue and grey.
During his life, he was branded as insane, and indeed, he voluntarily went into an asylum to try to find some peace toward the end. He told his brother Theo that instead of using colours realistically, he would rather use them "more arbitrarily in order to express myself more forcibly".
The direction, thickness and shape of the brush create a delicate, three-dimensional image. As a result, this painting has an illusion of constantly being in motion. Starry Night reflects the anguish of the artist. In La Meninas, the figures look a lot closer than what they are.
Starry Night is a fight between a man and his anxiety.Formal Analysis of “The Starry Night” I did not have the opportunity to travel to a local art museum in person.
So, I chose to The Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan through a virtual tour they offer though their website/5(1). Formal Analysis of Art Formal Analysis of Art The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh is consistent of his typical artwork.
He uses the lines free and loose making it an expression of his contour lines. The spacing between the stars and the curving contours making it a. Starry Night is a fight between a man and his anxiety. A scream for hope, light and love.
The structure and composition of Starry Night. The structure and composition of Starry Night: Van Gogh followed the stricter principal of structure and composition in Starry Night. The order of the internal elements of the painting and the distribution is perfect.
The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh is a combination of opposites: beauty and plainness, complexity and boredom. Light plays a key role in this painting. Light plays a key role in this painting. It blends urban artificial light with the natural light of stars.
Starry Night is the embodiment of Van Gogh's unique style and expression. Indeed, pieces such as these have played a major influence on modern art. Indeed, pieces such as these have played a major influence on modern art. Foremost, the humanity represented by Starry Night Over the Rhone is much brighter, as evidenced not only by the brightness of the windows, but the depths at which they are reflected on the river.
Furthermore, the darkness of the sky is brighter than in The Starry Night, which, in the latter painting, is a symbol for depression.Download