Artist: Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853-1890)
Painting: The Starry Night
Periods: Modern Art, Post-Impressionism
Museum Location: MoMA The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Visit the original painting at:
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art,11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019
The Starry Night is an oil on canvas by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in June 1889, it depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise, with the addition of an idealized village.
The Museum of Modern Art is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. MoMA has been important in developing and collecting modernist art, and is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world.