The Art Analysis on “The Starry Night” Painting by Vincent van Gogh

Art is a diverse range of human activities revolving around the making of visual, auditory or performing artworks, which express the creator’s imagination, conceptual ideas, or technical skill, that’s meant to be appreciated for their relation to their emotional power or beauty.

The starry night

The starry night is a painting painted by one of the greatest artists to have lived, Vincent Van Gogh. Vincent van Gogh’s painting Starry Night is an art because it’s a figurative painting in the type of art pictured out. The size of the painting is 72cm. By 92cm., and oil on canvas were the materials used. Van Gogh is using an expressive quality and a unique viewpoint. It shows deep raw emotions (Mayhew, 2015). We can feel the paintbrush stroke the canvas, the colours expressed in the masterpiece with the emotions briskly flowing down. It has been a subject of both poetry and fiction and modern art in the song “Vincent” by “Starry Nights”.

According to my examination in depth of the piece, the left side of the painting. The sky appears to be swirling viscously with the wind. As I began my formal analysis of this art piece, I decided that structure and classification are very important. As I began to analyze the painting’s frame, I realized that I must mention the element and design principles. Starry Night uses many elements in its structure, such as line, shape, value, colour, and texture. The line element is used in many areas but mainly in the rotating curves in the sky, which show the direction and thrust of the lines. To the lower right, there is a small town that leads up to hills and then mountains. The element of value is also depicted in the different gradients of blues and greens. Weight is shown throughout the entire painting. The aspect of space in the piece is seen with the depth of the night.

The painting aims to show a small town in the dark, still night. Before I go into the details of why I argue this piece is an art, from the name “Starry Night,” it helps us understand and breakdown that the night sky is the main point. The art is representational because the painting is realistic, and the aesthetic part towards it is full of emotions, as Von Gogh’s work is accurate. Still, there’s an element of emotions within it.

The sky is a thick swirl of bursting blues, greens, and a gentle yellow for the crescent moon placed in the upper right corner. Lighter values of blue shape outlines of giant stars dominate the sky; though some stars are smaller than others, it brings a unique twist. The atmosphere is The focal point because it has the brightest colours. The colour of the moon is in the innermost circle of the star. The town is shown through light blues, and yellow squares of fair show that electricity or candlelight is glowing, though no people are shown. On the left side, it is not apparent precisely what the lines are. At first, it comes across as a sort of castle, but then you get the impression that it is a plant of some sort growing toward the sky. As you look closer at the art, you realize that the mysterious shape is not made of black lines but dark green, with hints of blues and blacks in its midst (Vincent Van Gogh, 2008). The crescent moon above the town balances the painting. Parts of the image, though surreal, fit together because they are all in the same setting: night time. As said in the focal point, the parts of the painting flow into one another.

In my view, I could see the artist is saying that he loves the glow of the moon on a mountaintop, the mystery of a castle, the quaintness of a small town. The artist is drawn from within to create emotion and spirit, a timeless illusion. I would not expect this town to be full of crime or noise. He did depict a city, some houses with shimmering lights, others dark, and some still. But the energy in the painting lives, with the stars glistening like tiny suns in the still night sky. I see that the picture expresses a dark mood but happy simultaneously, a mixture of raw emotions. I mean this how the night has darkness, but light intrudes, creating a feeling of calm beauty—a confusion of both emotion and art.

This work is a masterpiece of art, with a brilliant sky and a tall and beautiful but unidentifiable structure. This painting is pretty realistic, so the objective was met as far as the type of art. However, emotionalism is also an objective because the artist imitates reality and draws inward for emotion. Good balance is shown in the painting; I would say it is symmetrical and representational a flow of the image. As I emphasized earlier, as the focal point, it’s proportion, the nights’ sky is difficult to describe, as it is difficult to discern just how significant the black figure is. Variety in the mystical structure and the still town is well shown. I love this work of art because I love the night so much, particularly in this painting, with its bursts of light and colour, the vibrant combination of different emotions reconnecting together. I have to say that the structure on the left side of the painting is a mystery. A wonderful mystery.  I find that this painting as an exemplary work because of its beauty and its unique incorporation of different styles inside.