Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night Sunflowers Velvet Music Jewelry Boxes

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Vincent Van Gogh painted "Starry Night" in 1889 from a room in the mental asylum at Saint-Remy where was recovering from mental illness and his ear amputation.

Van Gogh painted the view from his east-facing window in the asylum 21 times. Although the series depicts various times of day and night and different weather conditions, all the works include the line of rolling hills in the distance. None show the bars on the window of his room.

The artist considered "The Starry Night," which one day would rank among his most famous works, to be a failure, according to what he wrote to his brother.

He left out the iron bars. Art historians have determined that van Gogh took some liberties with the view from his second story bedroom window, a theory supported by the fact that the studio in which he painted was on the building's first floor. He also left out the window's less-than-welcoming bars, a detail he included in another letter to Theo. In May of 1889, he wrote, "Through the iron-barred window. I can see an enclosed square of wheat ... above which, in the morning, I watch the sun rise in all its glory."


Starry Night

Length: 6 inches
Weight: 1.37 G
Width : 4.5 in
Height: 2.75 in
Material: Wood
Music: Clair de Lune
Feature: Velvet Lining


Sunflowers are not one painting, but two series of paintings. The first set of four is known as The Paris Sunflowers. These were created when the artist lived with his brother Theo in the City of Light, ahead of moving to Arles in the south of France in 1888. That August, van Gogh began the Arles Sunflowers while renting four rooms in a yellow house. It's Easy to distinguish the two sets from one another.  The Arles Sunflowers are posed in vases, poking skyward; the Paris series presents the flowers lying on the ground.

Van Gogh loved working on sunflowers. Though he battled with mental illness and self-doubt, the painter found joy in creating the Arles Sunflowers. In August of 1888, he wrote to his beloved brother Theo, "I am hard at it, painting with the enthusiasm of a Marseillais eating bouillabaisse, which won't surprise you when you know that what I'm at is the painting of some sunflowers."

There are majour obstacles to Exhibiting sunflowers together

"There are two reasons," van Gogh expert Martin Bailey explained to The Telegraph of the reasons why it's difficult to show Sunflowers as a series. "First, they are fragile works, and for conservation reasons they either cannot travel at all or are only allowed to in very exceptional circumstances. Secondly, they are probably the most popular paintings in all the galleries that own them, so the owning institutions are very reluctant to allow them to leave."



Length: 4.5 inches
Weight: 1.38 G
Metal: Wood
Length: 4.5 inches
Width: 6 inches
Height: 2.75 inches
Feature: Velvet Lining
Music: Waltz on the Flowers



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