Starry Night is an oil painting done on the canvas by the famous Dutch impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. This painting was painted in the month of June in the year 1889. The painting portrays the view from the east facing window of the artist's asylum room at saint-Remy-de-Provence just before the sunrise with the addition of an idealized village. The starry night painting has been kept as a permanent collection in the museum of art since 1941 in the city of New York. This is one finest art works of Vincent Van Gogh when compared to all of his works. The starry night painting has been the most recognized painting in the history of modern culture.

Vincent William Van Gogh was born on march 30, 1853 in Netherlands. Van Gogh was a serious and thoughtful child. He was born in an upper middle class family. In just over a decade he created about 2100 artworks including 860 oil paintings. He was not very successful in his early ages. He became a successful artist in the year of 1873 after joining Goupil & cie. Also earned more than his father at the age of 20. Van Gogh suffered from psychotic episodes and delusions. He worried a lot about his mental stability and on 27 July, 1890 he shot himself in the chest with the revolver and died.


The starry night painting depicts the view of an east facing window of the artists asylum room. The artists has depicted the view at different times of day and under various conditions, including sunrise, moonrise, sunshine filled days, windy days, one day with the rain and overcast days. While the hospital staff did not allow Van Gogh to paint he managed to make at least the sketches in ink or charcoal paper. This is how the starry night painting was made.

Starry Night