Friday, June 23, 2023

Arts (part 1) - The Starry Night


The Starry Night 

It's one of the most recognized and celebrated works by Vincent van Gogh.

A year before his suicide, van Gogh painted a depiction of the view from his asylum room window, just before sunrise, with an imaginary village in the background.

Over 80 years later, this 1889 Post-Impressionist painting inspired Rock musician Don McLean (of American Pie) to compose this tribute to van Gogh: his paintings, his life, his struggles, and suicide:

Don McLean - Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)

So begins a new thread:


Spanning the centuries of artists, we have the confluence of van Gogh -19th century painter - and Don McLean - 20th and 21st century rock composer.



For more info:

* Biography:  Vincent van Gogh - Vincent van Gogh from 1880 to 1890 | Britannica

* Biography: About | Don McLean

* Painting: The Starry Night | History, Description, & Facts | Britannica 



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Photo: wikipedia/StarryNight