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"Starry Night" pencil

REF CU600972 EAN 3336728640349

 "Starry Night" pencil

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"Starry Night" pencil

This pencil shows a part of the work of Van Gogh La nuit étoilée (Starry Night) preserved at the Musée d'Orsay.

From the moment of his arrival in Arles, on 8 February 1888, Van Gogh was constantly preoccupied with the representation of "night effects".
He first painted a corner of nocturnal sky in Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles (Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Muller). Next came this view of the Rhône in which he marvellously transcribed the colours he perceived in the dark. Blues prevail: Prussian blue, ultramarine and cobalt. The city gas lights glimmer an intense orange and are reflected in the water. The stars sparkle like gemstones.

L. 18,5 cm ; W. 0,7 cm
L. 7.28" ; W. 0.27"
Starry Night, Arles 1888
Material of the original
Oil on canvas
Paris - Musée d'Orsay
Landscape, Views of cities, castles and monuments
Art movement
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)