Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853 and died on July 29, 1890. He was pretty young when he passed away. Sadly he suffered a breakdown and for some reason he cut off his ear. Anyway; he painted “Starry Night” in 1889  oil on canvas. Looking at the paintings I see that he used french ultramarine, sap green, cadmium yellow, lamp black and probably what Artist’s  use today called vandyke brown. Another similar composition he painted was “Starry Night Over The Rhone”. He painted it in 1888 a year before he painted “Starry Night”. BTW, “Starry Night” is in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.Starry Night

I’ve always been inspired by his work and use a lot of the same repetitive strokes that he established and practiced. The reflection of the lights on the water is brilliant.



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