Descriptive Of The Starry Night

A “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh is a mysterious painting in which Gogh paints a picture that has energetic colors and expressive. This painting can be described as shadowy but yet still stimulating. It can signify a variety of moods, objects, and atmosphere. Van Gogh portrays a small French town located in the countryside.

The first thing I notice in The Starry Night is the sky in the background because it stands out the most. There are many shining stars, the big bright crescent moon and wind swirls painted throughout the blue sky using contrasting colours like orange, yellow and white. Through the swirling wind, thick curve lines are flowing across the sky to form this spiral-like formation. Eleven yellow stars which look like huge fireballs lighten the whole art piece by contrasting with the cool blue, dark night sky that contains a variety of shades of blue and grey. There is also the crescent moon at the top right-hand corner that is bigger and emits an even brighter light compared to the rest of the stars.


The Starry Night, a moderately abstract landscape painting (1889) of an expressive night sky over a small hillside village, one of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh’s most celebrated works.

The oil-on-canvas painting is dominated by a night sky roiling with chromatic blue swirls, a glowing yellow crescent moon, and stars rendered as radiating orbs. One or two cypress trees, often described as flame-like, tower over the foreground to the left, their dark branches curling and swaying to the movement of the sky that they partly obscure. Amid all this animation, a structured village sits in the distance on the lower right of the canvas. Straight controlled lines make up the small cottages and the slender steeple of a church, which rises as a beacon against rolling blue hills. The glowing yellow squares of the houses suggest the welcoming lights of peaceful homes, creating a calm corner amid the painting’s turbulence.


The Starry Night At first look Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” seems like a painting of the night sky over a small town. Van Gogh was an incredible painter, and was able to make his paintings look very realistic. “The Starry Night” is no exception. Van Gogh uses artistic elements, such as the colors he choose, brushstrokes, and images to help make the paint look realistic, and appeal to emotions of viewers. These images and elements are used to give the viewer of the painting a feeling of hope or safety in times of darkness. The first thing that is noticed when looking at the painting is the stars in the night sky. Van Gogh has painted night skies previously to painting a starry night, by doing so he was able to almost perfect how the night skies looked. The use of the bright colors against the cool and dark colors of the sky gives it an extremely realistic look. Van Gogh uses the stars to show the light that is in darkness. Although the night sky is dark, the moon and the stars help provide light in the night. For centuries stars were used as a way for travelers to find their way in the dark. Just like actual stars, the stars in The Starry Night appear to be guiding the viewer to the village. This can be seen as hope, because although it is dark, there are stars to help guide you. T