Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Starry Night Over the Rhone

I chose the painting “Starry Night Over the Rhone” by Vincent van Gough.  The painting is a landscape of the Rhone River in France.  The painting was done in September 1888.  The medium is oil on canvas.  The size of this painting is 28.5 by 36.2 inches.  It is located at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France.  I like the way that van Gough makes it look like the stars are glowing.  I also like the way he portrays the light reflecting off the water.  My favorite part of the painting is that he used big brush strokes.  At the time, using big brush strokes was unconventional.  I like that he was doing something unusual and ahead of his time.

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