Art Sunday #17: VIncent Van Gogh – The Starry Night


800px-Van_Gogh_-_Starry_Night_-_Google_Art_ProjectThe Starry Night is an oil on canvas painting by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh.  Painted in June, 1889, it depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Remy-de-Provence, just before sunrise, with the addition of an idealized village.   It village has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1941, acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest.  It is regarded as among Van Gogh’s finest works, and one of the most recognized monuments in the history of Western culture

Source:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Starry_Night