70 cm x 50 cm
27.5" x 19.5"
About Starry Night Over the Rhône
Starry Night Over the Rhône is one of Vincent van Gogh's paintings of Arles at night.
Enthralled with the rich colors of the night and the effect of both natural and artificial light on the nocturnal landscape, Van Gogh realised Starry Night over the Rhône in 1888, just steps away from the Yellow House on the Place Lamartine.
This serene view from the banks of the Rhône River features a rich palette of blue: Prussian blue, ultramarine and cobalt. The city gas lights glimmer an intense orange and are reflected in the water while luminous stars twinkle against a velvety night sky. Two lovers blithely stroll along the river in the foreground.
Painted before his stay at the asylum, Starry Night Over the Rhône illustrates his distinctive approach to painting nocturnal scenes and captures a rare moment of calm in the chaotic final years of his life.
About Vincent van Gogh
One of the world’s greatest artists, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh completed more than 2,100 works, consisting of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings and sketches during his decade-long career. While he only ever sold one painting in his lifetime, Van Gogh’s works are now considered priceless.