Sunday, January 21, 2007

A Starry Starshine Report

I got inspired last week by J's cool new header over at "Thinking About...", so I decided that I might want an artsy little header of my own! The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh has long been one of my favorite paintings. Ever since I first saw it at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, I've been a fan. It is a colorful and beautiful painting of a starry night sky over a town in Provence with a steepled church.

The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, as seen in the MoMA, NYC. Photo found here.


What struck me most about the painting was its texture. You could see the brush strokes cutting through thick, chunky oil paint. That's why I liked the close up photo (which I found here) that I used for my header. It lets you appreciate a portion of the entire painting and the richness of it's intricacies.

I hope you like it, too!

8 comments:

ML said...

I love that painting! It's one of my favorites. It looks lovely as your header!

Autumn's Mom said...

Well you know I love it! We have have the Cafe Terrace at Night in our bedroom next to the Starry Night

Starshine said...

AM, I love both of those paintings!

Cherry said...

Since 7th grade this has been one of my favorite paintings. When I see it, I always get song 'Vincent' stuck in my head.

The image is a lovely additon to your site.

beenzzz said...

I've always been attracted to this painting. My daughter loves it too, and will draw it sometimes. Real cool stuff!

Buttercup said...

I like the change, and have always loved most of Van Gogh's works, particularly this one. I like a lot of his pictures of flowers too, and also appreciate the way he painted.

J said...

I agree with you that it's lovely to see the texture in a painting...one reason that I'm thankful for museums, vs. posters and so on. The real thing is unbeatable.

Great mast head! I love it. :)

C said...

Love it! It's always been one of my faves!