Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Starry Night

The Starry Night
Vincent van Gogh, 1889
Oil on canvas
73 × 92 cm, 28¾ × 36¼ in
Museum of Modern Art, New York City

The Starry Night (Dutch: De sterrennacht) is a painting by Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. The painting depicts the view outside his sanitarium room window at night, although it was painted from memory during the day. Since 1941 it has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Widely hailed as his magnum opus, the painting has been reproduced many times and is one of his most renowned paintings.

1 comment:

  1. Can't afford the ORI masterpiece.But I'm keen to find its poster(hopefully doesn't cost a bomb!).Any info?