Art has always remained a source of inspiration for a lot of known figures around the world. For those who study it and express a desire to learn more about the world of post-impressionism, it is nearly impossible to stay indifferent to the works of such famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and others. The work on the review, The Bright New Day, is my debut in the sphere of post-impressionism. One of the most recognized paintings of Van Gogh The Starry Night (1889) served as a sample workpiece for this particular painting.
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The picture represents a mixture of colors, with the prevalence of naturalistic hues. As to my painting technique, I used sharp lines to add the objects a slight touch of framing; this method is inherent to the style of post-impressionism that Van Gogh referred to in The Starry Night. In the forefront of the artwork, one sees the river that flows at the foot of the mountain. In contrast to a peaceful urban landscape of a source painting, this picture contains the scenes of powerful motion and heavy waves that create an image of a lively day, which has come to change a quiet night.
A color palette is, however, similar to that of Van Gogh. As Bennett (2017) wrote about his painting technique, “Van Gogh’s observation about changing hue suggested the plein air artist would have to decide on one tone in this changing envelope of color and move on to the next effect” (p. 1294).
Thus, after having examined the techniques used in The Starry Night, i.e., a rapid change of blue, green, white, and yellow colors, I decided that it could be a wise choice to include those into my professional practice.
Bennett, L. (2017). Incidents and accidents in Plein air painting: One path towards post-impressionism. Journal of Literature and Art Studies, 7(10), 1290-1298.
Clark, T. J. (2013). Picasso and Truth: From cubism to Guernica. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.