Starry Night Painting…

This is a famous painting by Van Gogh painted Starry Night in 1889 while he was getting treatment in an asylum. Supposedly, he painted this piece from his memory and it was supposed to have been based on the sky of “Provence.” Starry Night is his most famous and mysterious piece of work.

The Starry Night offers a great example of movement in painting. It can sometimes be helpful to show a photograph or another landscape painting to start a discussion with students. Usually landscapes are still and peaceful and the sky offers a calm background. Here, the sky takes center stages and is truly alive. And while the image holds so much energy, creating the painting took planning, precision, and patience.

Understanding the brush stroke is the key to unlocking van Gogh’s style. When students paint, they are usually seeking to fill up areas with color quickly. Here, van Gogh is laying each bit of color down carefully and separately.

I will have my students to do “Art project” on painting and this would be a great example to show. Here is a example of how students are good at painting.

Also this video shows a great example of how student can learn from others painting. 

This was VisualAssignments308..

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3 thoughts on “Starry Night Painting…

  1. Hi Jess –

    Great resources you’ve found for your assignment. I’m a little confused as to what you’ll have the students create. A painting? What’s the digital project? The above video could inspire you for some ideas. If you’re trying to translate your teaching of painting with some digital assignments, I believe working with digital images of paintings as a resource and then remixing them digitally some way would be interesting. This could lead to the outcome you seem to be interested, which is to identify and then use some of the techniques of master painters.

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