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Van Gogh's Starry Night is an impossibly vivid painting of a night sky. The artist renders the glowing moon and shimmering stars with as much depth and intensity as a daytime scene. Van Gogh's brush strokes and vivid color palette are characteristic of the Dutch artist's style. Rich royal blues consume the bulk of the canvas, allowing to crescent moon rendered in yellow to pop and glow.

The foreground bears a cluster of cypress trees, rendered in the shade and shadows. The viewer stands immediately behind the cypress trees, on a hill perched over the small European townscape. In the distance are rolling hills that merge and blend into the encroaching clouds. A church steeple and the cypress tree are the only two elements of the Van Gogh composition with vertical, upward momentum. The eye is drawn towards the heavens, and the mind makes the connection between nature's steeple, the….

Although in general he would discuss his work in detail, Van Gogh only mentions this painting twice, in letters 595 and 607.
Van Gogh's "Starry Night" cannot be discussed outside of its artistic context. Thus, it is important to note here that Vincent Van Gogh was one of the most famous Post-Impressionist painters of the nineteenth century. Post Impressionism is much more difficult to define than Impressionism. Although there is great diversity among Impressionist painters as well, one can safely argue that their shared interest in the transitory effects of light binds their work together whereas in the case of Post-Impressionists, their personal styles differ greatly. Van Gogh paints the night sky from a hilltop overlooking a quiet town with a church and cottages. The most dramatic theme is the swirling stars, which dominate the scene, along with a towering group of Cypress trees. It is probably significant that the….

Georges Seurat's Evening, Honfleur And Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night: Differences And Similarities In Style And Subject Matter
The painting styles, if not the subject matter itself (i.e., in both cases an impressionist evening scene) of Georges Seurat's Evening, Honfleur (1886) and Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night (June 1889) appear, especially at first, to be extremely dissimilar. Content of the two paintings appears dissimilar as well, with The Starry Night's being an extremely busy and complex looking scene, and Evening, Honfleur's being comparatively calm, straightforward, and placid. This is perhaps because French impressionist painter Georges Seurat (1859-1891) pioneered, within Evening, Honfleur and other paintings, an intricate and highly original colorist technique, called pointillism (consisting of painting with small dots of color, to comprise, to the viewing eye, a combined color, shading or lighting effect, object and/or scene). Van Gogh, for his part, was more bold and deliberate, within The….


The same pattern every single day, light follows darkness, and vice versa, I quietly thought to myself. ow everything was pitch black, quiet and still. I could not help but get the feeling that someone was following me, so I kept looking over my shoulder hoping to make eye contact with my stalker, forgetting that human eyes could not pierce through darkness. The quiet of the night was overwhelming at first, and breathing sounded almost like a symphony. As Robert Frost wrote in his back in 1923, I have been acquainted with the night. If you think about it, very few things have remained the same over the centuries, or even the decades. The night is still a source of fascination for both regular people, as well as artists. In many ways, I think that the mysteries of the night will never be uncovered because when darkness covers the Earth,….

By pointing straight up, it is emulating the church steeple, pointing perhaps to God, and Creator that has brought the stars and the moon and the clouds and the land to the people so they could build a village. In the village the lights are on in many of the houses, or are those bright windows merely reflecting the starry splendor from above?
In conclusion, Van Gogh's painting "Starry Night" received a great deal of exposure when Don McLean sang the song in 1970. Many listeners likely did not know at first the song was about Vincent Van Gogh, but a careful review of the lyrics clearly indicates that the song was an ode to the great expressionist. The painting will endure long after the song though. It will endure as long as humankind is still on the planet. And the planet is better for the fact that artists like….

Reality Is Relative
Upon viewing the Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

and Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern by Robert Howlett it became apparent that Realism and Post Impressionism can become blurred and are not as distinct as one might initially believe. In fact, although one is a painting and the other a black and white photograph, the images, though completely different, have striking similarities.

he Starry Night is an oil on canvas painting with vivid colors and roiling gusts in the sky. hese energetic gusts appear large and volatile and ever changing. he stars too, appear large in the sky, as do the trees, in comparison to the village. he village is compartmentalized and smaller than the depictions of the elements of nature. hus, it is the background which begs attention and demands notice.

Isambard Kingdom brunel and the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern

is a black….

art time period (1860-1910) catches eye, reviewed Case assignment. It reminds event life kind emotional reaction . I ntroduce report information artist, work chose reflects Impressionist values, information helps understand work.
Van Gogh's "Starry Night"

Vincent Van Gogh's 1889 painting Starry Night is certainly compelling and likely to captivate the attention of any individual seeing it for the first time. There is something special about this particular artwork, as it virtually transports viewers to a surreal world, one that Van Gogh designed especially with the purpose of having people confused and hypnotized at the same time. The fact that the painting is one of the most replicated works in the modern era makes it possible for someone to understand the impact it has had on society and the fact that it has come to be one of humanity's defining works. "One of the beacons of The Museum of Modern Art, every….


The Oxbow" shows the confidence of Americans of the period in technology and progress, as embodied in the Industrial Revolution, and also the ability of Americans to discipline the wilderness through agriculture, rail roads, and other emerging technologies of the day. Van Gough's landscape shows the European shift in painting from outward depictions of heroic subjects with unerring detailed accuracy to a concern with how the landscape can reveal impressions of the artist's own unique vision. However, one Cole scholar has suggested: "in the lazy turn of the great oxbow -- echoed by the circling birds at the edge of the storm -- we can make out the shape of a question mark: where is all this headed," in short that even in this American confidence there is tension and doubt (Johns, 1996).

The tension of "Starry Night" is within the soul, not in practical questions of where the future lies….

(oime, et. al.).
Similarly, author James Joyce helped define the modernist novel by taking the traditionalist concept of telling a coming of age story and adding to it the modernist characteristics of open form, free verse, discontinuous narrative and classical allusions. The result is a novel that, like Starry Night, captures the movement and color of the real world.

Perhaps no other work of Joyce's demonstrates his modernist characteristics then his magna opus, Ulysses. At its core, Ulysses is a retelling of the classic tale by Homer, the Odyssey.

One of the main uses of modernism is found in the final, unpunctuated chapter, popularly referred to as Molly loom's Soliloquy, a long, free verse (or stream of consciousness) passage that list her thoughts as she lies in bed next to the main character, Leopold loom. This is a key modernist passage as it reads as human dreams or thoughts really do- as….

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In "Burial at Ornans," the brightest and most colorful figures are various figures in the church. An altar boy, a priest, a man carrying a staff of the crucifix, and bishops are in the forefront. They direct our eyes to the left of the painting and create a movement towards the right where the majority of the figures are in the painting. Our eyes gravitate to their area first because there are reds and because that is where the most light is. Just as the figures walk to the right, our eyes do so as well. We see onlookers and patrons -- average members of the society. They blend together due to the similarity of hue and color. This conveys that they are interchangeable and unimportant. In "Third Class Carriage," the brightest areas of the painting are of the woman nursing and the elderly woman. They are strongly lit….

Pissarro took a special interest in his attempts at painting, emphasizing that he should 'look for the nature that suits your temperament', and in 1876 Gauguin had a landscape in the style of Pissarro accepted at the Salon. In the meantime Pissarro had introduced him to Cezanne, for whose works he conceived a great respect-so much so that the older man began to fear that he would steal his 'sensations'. All three worked together for some time at Pontoise, where Pissarro and Gauguin drew pencil sketches of each other (Cabinet des Dessins, Louvre).
Gauguin settled for a while in ouen, painting every day after the bank he worked at closed.

Ultimately, he returned to Paris, painting in Pont-Aven, a well-known resort for artists.

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Le Christ Jaune (the Yellow Christ) (Pioch, 2002) Still Life with Three Puppies 1888 (Pioch, 2002)

In "Sunny side down; Van Gogh and Gauguin," Martin Gayford (2006) asserts differences….


At twenty I tried to die

And get back, back, back to you.

I thought even the bones will do. (51-60)

These lines allow us to see the poet dealing with her anger and the final thought is equally powerful when the poet tells her father, " Daddy, daddy, you bastard, I'm through" (110). The anger, unlike her father, lives and that might be the most agonizing aspect of the poem. There is no way for the poet to escape these emotions.

Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath are poetic geniuses that cut their fame and their lives short. hile many would like to contend that neither poet would have been as popular had they lived, this is simply not the case. Their poetry stands alone because, ore than anything, it is real. Sexton and Plath were not ashamed of facing their feelings and presenting them in a realistic way. Both poets suffered from depression….

To illustrate these different views, he creates Starry Night over the Rhone. This shows the sense of anticipation that is occurring before the evening begins. As he is depicting, a quit outdoor cafe that is waiting for: the customers to begin arriving and the festivities to commence. To illustrate this sense of anticipation he uses different colors and lighter brush strokes. As there is: yellow, black, blue, tan and gray; to highlight the overall emotions that Van Gogh is feeling (when he reflects on his life in Paris). At the same time, the lighter brush strokes are used to show the changes of time that are taking place, by making the background somewhat blurry. This is important, because it is illustrating how the artist is trying to create that sense of realism and the passage of time, by showing their positive emotions about their past lives. ("Vincent Van Gough,"….

Teaching Style
Child Development Center

Louisa Bell, 27, in the Starry Night Child Development and Preschool, starts her day greeting the toddlers in the front pathway. Chris (2.5), a quite dynamic boy, comes with a huge bag with snacks and drinks inside, and so do Tamara (3), and Rachel (2). This week, Chris doesn't want to wear other apparel but his blue jeans overall with a horse and cart on the pocket.

After praying, Louisa asks them if they like watching TV. She asks them to sit on the cushion. Both Tamara and Chris want the red cushion, so Louisa has to calm them down and take another red cushion from the other room. Louisa says, she wants them to keep the cushion clean before she starts the film, then she helps the kids putting the cushions forward the TV.

She puts a Teletubbies tape on a VHS player and encourages the kids to….

Perhaps one of the best description of the painting is made by the painter himself in a letter to his brother: "I have a canvas of cypresses with some ears of wheat, some poppies, a blue sky like a piece of Scotch plaid; the former painted with a thick impasto . . . And the wheat field in the sun, which represents the extreme heat, very thick too."
With Monet, La Grenouillere seems a simple artistic exercise, an expression of his creative style in a purely rational manner. The combination between a realistic expression of the external environment and his capacity to innovate comes naturally in this case: there are people on a boat on the water, with trees surrounding them and the sky above them. The people are barely sketched, but this is in no way an expression of mental disorder, because it fits wonderfully in the work and….

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Art  (general)

Starry Night Van Gogh's Starry Night Is

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Starry Night Van Gogh's Starry Night is an impossibly vivid painting of a night sky. The artist renders the glowing moon and shimmering stars with as much depth and intensity…

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Realistic Van Gogh's Starry Night

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Although in general he would discuss his work in detail, Van Gogh only mentions this painting twice, in letters 595 and 607. Van Gogh's "Starry Night" cannot be discussed…

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Art  (general)

Seurat Evening Honfleur With Van Gogh the Starry Night

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Georges Seurat's Evening, Honfleur And Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night: Differences And Similarities In Style And Subject Matter The painting styles, if not the subject matter itself (i.e., in…

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Literature

Night I Remember That Night

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The same pattern every single day, light follows darkness, and vice versa, I quietly thought to myself. ow everything was pitch black, quiet and still. I could not help…

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Expressionism -- Van Gogh's Starry

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By pointing straight up, it is emulating the church steeple, pointing perhaps to God, and Creator that has brought the stars and the moon and the clouds and…

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Reality Is Relative Upon Viewing the Starry

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Reality Is Relative Upon viewing the Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh and Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the Launching Chains of the Great Eastern by Robert Howlett it became apparent that…

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Art Time Period 1860-1910 Catches Eye Reviewed

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art time period (1860-1910) catches eye, reviewed Case assignment. It reminds event life kind emotional reaction . I ntroduce report information artist, work chose reflects Impressionist values, information…

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Stylistic Comparison of The Oxbow

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The Oxbow" shows the confidence of Americans of the period in technology and progress, as embodied in the Industrial Revolution, and also the ability of Americans to discipline the…

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Modernism and Harlem Modernism Is

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(oime, et. al.). Similarly, author James Joyce helped define the modernist novel by taking the traditionalist concept of telling a coming of age story and adding to it the…

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Modern Art

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Art In "Burial at Ornans," the brightest and most colorful figures are various figures in the church. An altar boy, a priest, a man carrying a staff of the…

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Paintings Colors and Self-Portrait Introduction

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Pissarro took a special interest in his attempts at painting, emphasizing that he should 'look for the nature that suits your temperament', and in 1876 Gauguin had a…

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Deserving Poets Anne Sexton and

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At twenty I tried to die And get back, back, back to you. I thought even the bones will do. (51-60) These lines allow us to see the poet dealing with her…

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History of Western Art Looking

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To illustrate these different views, he creates Starry Night over the Rhone. This shows the sense of anticipation that is occurring before the evening begins. As he is…

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Teaching Style Child Development Center Louisa Bell

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Teaching Style Child Development Center Louisa Bell, 27, in the Starry Night Child Development and Preschool, starts her day greeting the toddlers in the front pathway. Chris (2.5), a quite dynamic…

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La Grenouillere & Wheat Field

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Perhaps one of the best description of the painting is made by the painter himself in a letter to his brother: "I have a canvas of cypresses with…

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