How I did it: The Van Gogh Museum had a exposition called 'The Colors of the Night' which showed some of his night paintings. The highlight was Starry Night, borrowed from the MoMA. Starry Night is, by far, my favorite Van Gogh painting and seeing it for real confirmed this all the more. What's beautiful about it, to me, is that there's this great combination of opposites in it. The light of the stars and the chaos of the swirles in the sky. For me a painting is good when it has some sort of impact on me, when I feel something when I see it. Starry Night brings a weird combination of hope and dispair. I love how thick the paint is. It's a gorgeous painting and I'm really glad I went to see it. Read how I did it… 5 years ago
Possibly going to the Van Gogh museum next week. The good thing is the museum is open from thursday to sunday till 22.00.
I’m really looking forward to this :). I’ve never been to the Van Gogh museum before, which is kinda silly really since I live so close by. 5 years ago
Starry Night is my favorite Van Gogh painting. Fortunately for me, it’s coming to the Van Gogh msueum here in Amsterdam, which will save me a trip to the US to see it. 5 years ago
I have always loved that painting but thought it would be for ever before I would get to see it (I live in Texas). The MET did a traveling exhibit so they could remodel(I think that is why) and the only US stop they made was Houston, Texas. Why they decided that was it in the US I have no idea. The rest of the exhibit was going to go to Europe. Well some of my friends and I drove from DFW to Houston and it was just the best trip. The painting was so beautiful and the colors are not what is portrayed in all the copies. The blacks are more brown and the blues are more green. 7 years ago