Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Starry Night Over the Rhone

Vincent van Gogh
Oil on canvas

Although this painting is similar in subject and style to Starry Night, I feel this one oftentimes gets overlooked. What I love most about this painting is the contrast between the royal blue and golden yellow reflections from the stars illustrated in the water. I never knew this until doing some research, but this painting was the view van Gogh had of the Rhone River from his rented apartment in Place Lamartine. Also, while Starry Night is more famous, this painting commemorates a happier time in his life.

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