#FridayPainting: Vincent Van Gogh “Starry Night over the Rhône”

Vincent van Gogh, in his own words…

Starry Night over the Rhône

Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.” Vincent Van Gogh

“I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.” Vincent Van Gogh

“I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” Vincent Van Gogh

At present I absolutely want to paint a starry sky. It often seems to me that night is still more richly coloured than the day; having hues of the most intense violets, blues and greens. If only you pay attention to it you will see that certain stars are lemon-yellow, others pink or a green, blue and forget-me-not brilliance. And without my expatiating on this theme it is obvious that putting little white dots on the blue-black is not enough to paint a starry sky.” Vincent van Gogh