The Starry Night

The Starry Night
A painting of a scene at night with 10 swirly stars, Venus, and a bright yellow crescent Moon. In the background are hills, in the foreground a cypress tree and houses.
ArtistVincent van Gogh
Year1889
Catalogue
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions73.7 cm × 92.1 cm (28.7 in × ​36 14 in)
LocationMuseum of Modern Art, New York City

The Starry Night is an oil on canvas painting by 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 imaginary village.[1][2][3] 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. Widely regarded as Van Gogh's magnum opus,[4][5] The Starry Night is one of the most recognized paintings in Western art.[6][7]

  1. ^ Pickvance 1986, p. 103
  2. ^ Naifeh & Smith 2011, p. 747
  3. ^ Cite error: The named reference Naifeh & Smith, p. 760 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  4. ^ "Vincent van Gogh Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works". The Art Story. Retrieved 12 June 2015. Starry Night is often considered to be Van Gogh's pinnacle achievement.
  5. ^ "Vincent van Gogh Paintings, 50 of his best works of art". Growth Skills. 8 March 2013. Retrieved 18 August 2020.
  6. ^ Moyer, Edward (14 February 2012). "Interactive canvas lets viewers stir Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'". CNET News. Retrieved 12 June 2015. ...one of the West's most iconic paintings: Vincent van Gogh's 'The Starry Night.'
  7. ^ Kim, Hannah (27 May 2010). "Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night, now pocket-sized!". MoMA. Retrieved 12 June 2015. Instantly recognizable and an iconic image in our culture, Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night is a touchstone of modern art and one of the most beloved works...