♥ Starry Night – Acrylic Painting by Wendy-lee Pinas


Starry Night

My version of Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh.

Sttarry Night - Acrylic painting by Wendy-lee Pinas (Medium)

Title: Starry Night
Description: My version of Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh.
Material: Acrylic paint on canvas
Artist: Wendy-lee Pinas © Soulvisiondesigns
Date: 12 – 13 August 2018
Category: Nature, Landscapes, Fantasy
Theme: Fantasy
Part of a series: No
Technique: 3D with brushes
Framed: Yes
Dimensions: Height 40 cm, Wide 50 cm, Depth 1 cm
Weight: Light <1kg

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Website: www.soulvisiondesigns.nl | WLP-Art

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About ‘The Starry Night‘ by Vincent van Gogh

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The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh (1889)

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.

Did you know?

  • Whirlpool Galaxy M51

    The swirl in the nightsky in van Vincent van Gogh’s ‘The Starry Night’ is a Whirlpool Galaxy (named M51).

    William Parsons – or as he was better know, The Third Earl of Rosse – was a mad astronomer. So keen in fact that he built a giant telescope on his large Irish Castle in the 1840s. Called The Leviathan, it was the largest telescope in the world until 1918, and through it Rosse observed the universe.
    What caught his eye was the repetition of the spiral pattern, and, in particular, one spiral – the Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici (although in those days it was thought to be a nebula).
    Inspired by the sacred shape, Rosse sketched his spirals, and one sketch of the Whirlpool Galaxy made it across Europe all the way to Vincent Van Gogh.
    According to people who knew people who knew people who knew Van Gogh, the sketch was so inspiring it made it into the famous painting, Starry Nights – as the swirl in the night sky.
    While Van Gogh may not have built a giant telescope, he was clearly a keen astronomer of sorts. His painting, Starry Night Over the Rhone, includes the asterism of the Big Dipper, for example. (source)

  • Asteroid 4457 van Gogh

    There is also a main-belt asteroid named after Vincent van Gogh.  It was discovered on September 3, 1989 by the Belgian astronomer ‘Eric Walter Elst’ at Haute-Provence Observatory and was named ‘4457 van Gogh (1989 RU)‘ to mark the 100th anniversary of the Dutch artist’s death. Van Gogh now shines in the starry night as well. You can find it in JPL Small-Body Database Browser.

  • In 1971, Don McLean wrote a song about Vincent van Gogh, named ‘Starry starry night’.

     

     

    Vincent (Starry Starry Night)

    Songwriter: Don McLean  / 24 Oct 1971

    Starry, starry night
    Paint your palette blue and gray
    Look out on a summer’s day
    With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
    Shadows on the hills
    Sketch the trees and the daffodils
    Catch the breeze and the winter chills
    In colors on the snowy linen land
    Now I understand what you tried to say to me
    And how you suffered for your sanity
    How you tried to set them free
    They would not listen, they did not know how
    Perhaps they’ll listen now

    Starry, starry night
    Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
    Swirling clouds in violet haze
    Reflect in Vincent’s eyes of china blue
    Colors changing hue
    Morning fields of amber grain
    Weathered faces lined in pain
    Are soothed beneath the artist’s loving hand
    Now I understand what you tried to say to me
    And how you suffered for your sanity
    And how you tried to set them free
    They would not listen, they did not know how
    Perhaps they’ll listen now

    For they could not love you
    But still your love was true
    And when no hope was left inside
    On that starry, starry night
    You took your life as lovers often do
    But I could have told you, Vincent
    This world was never meant
    For one as beautiful as you

    Starry, starry night
    Portraits hung in empty halls
    Frameless heads on nameless walls
    With eyes that watch the world and can’t forget
    Like the strangers that you’ve met
    The ragged men in ragged clothes
    A silver thorn, a bloody rose
    Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow
    Now I think I know what you tried to say to me
    And how you suffered for your sanity
    And how you tried to set them free
    They would not listen, they’re not listening still
    Perhaps they never will

 

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