Artistic genius and Dutch Grand Master Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890) magnificently captured the nighttime nuances of color and shadow in his masterpiece, “Starry Night Over the Rhone.” Creatively inspired by nature’s uplifting effect, Van Gogh preferred painting outdoors and was fascinated by the night sky and the effects of light at night, one of his favorite subjects. Despite his fragile mental psyche, Van Gogh was astoundingly prolific, producing all of his works during a 10 year period. Although he only sold one painting in his lifetime, he inspired numerous future artistic movements
The brilliant artwork of post-Impressionist Dutch Master Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890) powerfully impacted countless artistic movements. Producing all of his works within a decade, Van Gogh’s output in just one year totaled 150 paintings and drawings. Van Gogh painted outdoors with a special talent for capturing the subtleties of nighttime light and shadow. He suffered from lifelong bouts with mental illness yet created many of his masterpieces while institutionalized. Selling only one painting during his lifetime, Van Gogh has endured as one of the last century’s most influential artists.