|The Starry Night- by Vincent Van Gogh|
This Painting by Vincent Van Gogh expresses time very well. The composition is flowing, the swirls of the paint in the sky and the curving brush strokes on the trees and the hills make the painting feel as if time is going very slowly. The night time setting gives the painting a peaceful feeling, almost as if time does not matter. The subject matter of the painting is the tree with the silent village in the distance and the swirling night sky above. All these elements give the painting a still and quiet feeling.
Vincent Van Gogh painted The Starry Night on canvas using oil paints and when he used vibrant, strong brush strokes and has not added a lot of fine details. When Vincent painted The Starry Night he did not think that it was his best piece of work and he was not happy with the out come. I think he wanted the painting to give the notion of time being very slow and almost non existent. He had a peaceful feel of time when he painted this masterpiece and he could have been inspired by his Dutch culture, if he had been inspired by a modern culture , such as the British culture, he may have painted a painting that felt more fast pace and hectic. It is not fully known how long it took Vincent Van Gogh to paint The Starry Night but due to the attention to colour and brush strokes I think it would have taken quite a long time. The painting has not changed much over time due to it being well taken care of and well preserved. The Starry Night is still viewed as one of the most famous paintings of all time, after the Mona Lisa, and it is a highly valued piece of artwork.