van goh starry night gif

I found this interesting gif of Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night.

It made me think about how each of us view the world. As you can see in the gif, a depressed looking static Van Gogh sits idly as he looks at his painting, The Starry Night, which moves. This gif has brought the painting to life in a way I’ve never thought about. I’ve always liked The Starry Night and it’s one of my favorite paintings, but I’ve never looked at it this way. The stars flickering, the wind blowing, the trees shifting. How was Van Gogh viewing the world when he painting this masterpiece? What were his emotions? Continue reading