The Starry Night is oil on canvas by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.
It 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 is one of the most recognized paintings in the history of Western culture.
The Starry Night is the only nocturne in the series of views from his bedroom window. In early June, Vincent wrote to Theo,
-“This morning I saw the countryside from my window a long time before sunrise with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big.”
Researchers have determined that Venus was indeed visible at dawn in Provence in the spring of 1889 and at that time was near its brightest possible. So the brightest “star” in the painting, just to the viewer’s right of the cypress tree, is actually Venus.
Turkish artist Garip Ay is not your typical artist because, for his creations he uses an ancient technique called Ebru or Paper marbling.
In order to make one of these masterpieces, he first makes a canvas using water, adding a substance known as carrageenan to thicken the liquid.
“I want to do more to pay homage to the great artists who have inspired me and whose vision I feel I understand, just as I have done with my recent tribute to van Gogh.” Said Garip Ay.