Idea #127 - Van Gogh's Starry Night
Today we saw a video essay based on the life of Vincent Van Gogh, with a primary focus on his famous artwork - Starry Night.
Van Gogh was a troubled artist, and he spent the last couple years of his life in a mental health asylum. Surprisingly, this was the period where he was at his peak in terms of creativity. Painting was his solace, and he often painted the imagery he saw outside his window. His paintings were mostly optimistic, with bright hues and colours.
The video gives a detailed explanation of Van Gogh's life, and what inspired him to create the masterpiece, it also talks about how his art style is distinct from other artists. Van Gogh's art was not a result of his mental illness, his art existed despite the mental illness.
"I dream of painting and then I paint my dreams." - Van Gogh
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