Vincent Van Gogh's 1889 Starry Night is one of the most famous and recognizable paintings in the world. Many have seen it, but do you really know anything about it, or its creator? In this short video from New York Magainze, watch as an art critic helps passersby in the New York City subway explore the painting.
Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night is one of the most recognizable paintings in all of art history, and has become a textbook example of “post-impressionist” painting. But its aesthetic beauty is often intertwined with the tortured life story of its creator — he painted it while staying in an asylum, only a few months before his death, a rumored suicide.
Visit "Starry Night" in person at the Museum of Modern Art.
Originally published on December 19th, 2018
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