Starry Night

The painting, Starry Night, existed only in the mind of Van Gogh. Starry Night is probably Vincent van Gogh's most famous painting. Van Gogh painted Starry Night while in the asylum at Saint-Rémy during a difficult period in his life.

So where did van Gogh’s thoughts roam to create Starry Night?
The hills and the cypress trees are similar to those in the South of France where van Gogh frequented. His cypress trees look like flames and appear alive as if the entire painting is moving.

The village below is similar to his hometown in Groot-Zundert, a Dutch village, where van Gogh grew up. 

And the moon and the stars are in perfect agreement with each other. The brightest star in his sky is actually not a star, but the planet Venus, the lowest in the horizon next to the cypress tree.

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