Vincent Van Gogh ‘Starry Night’

Posted: February 26, 2013 in art, famous quotes
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Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ is an intensely personal testament. After studying for the ministry, Vincent became a pastor in a depressed Belgian coal mining district. In the last decade of his tempestuous life, however, he found his true calling in art and painting.

A demonic worker, he threw himself into his art with the zeal of a medieval saint. ‘Starry Night,’ one of his last paintings, reaches upward from the sleeping earth by way of the writhing, twisting, flamelike forms of the cypress tree, church steeple, and heaving hills to merge with the incandescent sky where he finds his release and mystical union with the infinite. (Fleming, Arts & Ideas, 7th Edition, 1986)

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of stars makes me dream.” -Vincent Van Gogh

-Roz Barron Abellera


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