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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Starry Night, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Starry Night that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
One of the world's most recognizable paintings, The Starry Night is a turbulent work, comparable to his ominous Wheat Field with Crows, and hinting at the increasingly darker interior world of the troubled artist.
The night sky above a small, silent town, appears to roar and rumble as the perpetual movement of the brush-strokes keep the eye of the viewer moving across the surface of the canvas. The painting is anchored by the lights that emanate towards the viewers gaze, blindingly bright – as if staring at the sun. Contrasting the vortex of blue and gold in the night sky, the landscape is static, giving way to wayward feelings of depth and gravity. It is a work as rich in color as it is in complexity.
Discarding the Impressionist values he absorbed during his time in Paris, The Starry Night paved the way for the Expressionist era. Having spent the years 1886-1888 living with his brother in Montmartre, Paris, Van Gogh became aware of the works of Monet and other leading Impressionists, learning of their idiosyncratic reproduction of light and color, their handling of rural and urban themes, and experiencing first-hand the tumultuous lives they led. Easily read as both the visual reproduction of a fraught mind and the serenity of a hospital midnight, Van Gogh painted the work while housed at the Asylum at Saint-Remy in 1889 after his much-documented self-mutilation. The story goes that following a visit by his friend Paul Gaugin, Van Gogh fell into a deep depression and sliced off his own ear as penance for an imagined crime. Yet the frequency and intensity of the artist's frequent mental breakdowns was occasionally assuaged by cathartic process of self-treatment found in the process of painting. Many see violence and anguish expressed in the tumultuous brushstrokes, while others detect serenity in the cosmic vortex of the sky.
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Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.