Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night, New York City
Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, New York City
Though letters written by the troubled artist speak of this painting with relative disregard, The Starry Night (1889) is arguably Vincent van Gogh’s most celebrated image. This charming, sleepy scene, on permanent view at the Museum of Modern Art, was painted from within a French insane asylum following the pivotal psychotic break that led to van Gogh severing his own ear. The painting is not only a visual masterwork; it also contains a fascinating secret.