Vincent van Gogh had an eye for painting the night sky. Many artists of the time period would achieve this by making a sketch of their subject and then painting during the day, but Vincent preferred to capture his nocturnal subjects as he saw them. It is said that to see his canvas in the dark that he would paint by gas lantern, or even with candles in his hat.
In "Starry Night," van Gogh depicted a night sky filled with swirling stars and a bright crescent moon against a deep blue background. The sky is filled with energy and movement, with the stars appearing to twinkle and the swirls conveying a sense of motion. The village in the foreground, with its darkened buildings and church steeple, contrasts with the vividly illuminated sky.
Vincent van Gogh painted Starry Night in 1889 during his stay at the asylum of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole near Saint-Rémyde- Provence. The painting is currently on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Our reproductions capture the glowing moon from the painting in lightweight, easy to wear jewelry.