Sublime

Personal Perspective #1 The art work I decided to write about is The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. This painting portrays a small town below the rolling hills of a horizon. Above this image you see a night sky filled with swirling clouds mixed in with radiant stars and a bright crescent moon. To the left is a huge, flame like cypress that connects the earth and sky. I chose this work of art because of the luster I saw in it at a young age. It was one of the first paintings I remember actually appreciating. I believe this work of art was created to be valued. Just looking at it brings feelings of wonder and amazement. These such feelings can be related to the way one would look up at a starry sky as portrayed in the art work. The theme this art work tries to incorporate, I believe, has something to do with secularity. If you view this painting closely, you see a small town shadowed by a big cypress tree. While the cypress tree seems to easily reach the heavens above, the town itself, especially the church, tries to do the same, but fails. I believe this symbolizes the triumph of nature over religion. In conclusion, this art work not only captures your attention with bright, enchanting color in the scenery, but it also gives you a theme that will leave you thinking. This poem was and will always be one of my favorites. 
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Museo Lázaro Galdiano
Museo Lázaro Galdiano
Royal Collection Trust, UK
Royal Collection Trust, UK
Museum Nasional Indonesia
Museum Nasional Indonesia
Essl Museum - Contemporary Art
Essl Museum - Contemporary Art
Museo Nacional de Ceramica y Artes suntuarias Gonzalez Marti de Valencia
Museo Nacional de Ceramica y Artes suntuarias Gonzalez Marti de Valencia
Hunan Provincial Museum
Hunan Provincial Museum
Iziko Museums of South Africa
Iziko Museums of South Africa
Fundación Banco Santander
Fundación Banco Santander
Museum Kampa
Museum Kampa
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museo Botero, Bogotá
Museo Botero, Bogotá
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sculpture Collection, Dresden State Art Collections
Sculpture Collection, Dresden State Art Collections
The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Skagens Museum
Skagens Museum
Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization
Benaki Museum of Greek Civilization
Museo Nacional de Antropología, México
Museo Nacional de Antropología, México
The House of Alijn
The House of Alijn
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
National Gallery Prague
National Gallery Prague
The Olympic Museum
The Olympic Museum
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis Museum
Art Gallery of Ontario
Art Gallery of Ontario
Royal Palace Amsterdam
Royal Palace Amsterdam
Musée de l'Orangerie
Musée de l'Orangerie
The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait
National Museum of Denmark
National Museum of Denmark
Beijing Jintai Art Museum
Beijing Jintai Art Museum
National Museums of World Culture
National Museums of World Culture
Ateneum Art Museum
Ateneum Art Museum
The Munch Museum, Oslo
The Munch Museum, Oslo
Palace of Versailles
Palace of Versailles
Neue Burg, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Neue Burg, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati Art Museum
MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo
National Gallery of Modern Art
National Gallery of Modern Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
MuMa - Musée d'art moderne André Malraux
MuMa - Musée d'art moderne André Malraux
Nationalmuseum Sweden
Nationalmuseum Sweden
The J. Paul Getty Museum
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Museo Arqueológico Nacional
Museo Arqueológico Nacional
The White House
The White House
Museo Galileo - Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza
Museo Galileo - Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum
Museo de América
Museo de América
Latvian National Museum of Art
Latvian National Museum of Art
Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, Dresden State Art Collections
Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon, Dresden State Art Collections
Thorvaldsens Museum
Thorvaldsens Museum
Corning Museum of Glass
Corning Museum of Glass
Yale Center for British Art
Yale Center for British Art
Jinsha Site Museum
Jinsha Site Museum
Museo Nacional de Escultura
Museo Nacional de Escultura
Fondation Beyeler
Fondation Beyeler
Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo National Museum
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