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Museum Art Reproductions | Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888 by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890, Netherlands) | WahooArt.com

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 Museum Art Reproductions | Starry Night Over the Rhone, 1888 by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890, Netherlands) | WahooArt.com
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"Starry Night Over the Rhone"

Vincent Van Gogh - Oil On Canvas - 73 x 92 cm - 1888 - (Musée d'Orsay (Paris, France))

"Starry Night Over the Rhone" was one of only a few Van Gogh artworks shown publicly before his death. It was part of the 1889 Society des Independents exhibition in Paris. It depicts the river Rhone under a starry sky, its sides lit by gas lamps and a couple strolling in the foreground. The view is from the quay, which was just a few minutes walking distances from The Yellow House on the Place Lamartine which Van Gogh was renting at the time before admitting into an asylum. It was inspired by a genuinely moving experience for Van Gogh, describing it in a letter, "Once I went for a walk along the deserted shore at night. It was not cheerful, it was not sad - it was beautiful." He paints this painting with thick brush strokes, and has been described as "ferocious impasto." Here, he paints the stars shining bright, reflecting over the water. He had intended to paint the Great Bear constellation but was inaccurate in its placement. The painting remained with the private owners until 1922. Since 1975, it has resided at the Musee d'Orsay in Paris.






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