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The Starry Night with Café Terrace, Place Du Forum

£ 1895.00Framed
inc. VAT

The Starry Night with Café Terrace, Place Du Forum is a Hand Embellished Giclée on Canvas, hand signed by John Myatt and Framed.

ON A STARRY, STARRY NIGHT… It’s worth remembering that Vincent painted nearly two works a day for the last year of his life. Starry Night was one of his signature works, and he most probably kept returning to it for two or three days. He would have drafted out his idea in pen and ink before getting on with the job of painting. There are lots of little complex moments in the painting, so the difficulty lies in capturing as many of those as possible whilst simultaneously keeping the paint surface lively and spontaneous. My copy is roughly ten per cent smaller than the original, as I originally painted it for myself. The frame is a hand-carved copy of the original frame, but in a slightly darker gilt finish. Starry Night was actually not a typical Van Gogh work, being a mixture of observation and imagination. It was painted in a lunatic asylum and was not considered a success by Van Gogh himself. Don McLean’s song from the 1970s helped to create the myth of Van Gogh, and by sentimentalising him in some ways did as much harm as good. However, the song was – and is – a powerful piece of work in itself. Directly referencing the title of the piece helped enormously to popularise the legend of Vincent and of his Starry Night painting.

The Starry Night with Café Terrace, Place Du Forum is a Hand Embellished Giclée on Canvas, hand signed by John Myatt and Framed.


Framed size 34"  x 38"

Edition size 95

5Aps



All dimensions are approximate
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