Vincent van Gogh is one of the modern art’s most celebrated figures, and his painting The Starry Night is one of the touchstones of the modern period. Created near the tumultuous end of the artist’s life in deep blues and brilliant yellows, the painting continues to capture the imaginations of all who view it. Its mystery, its evocation of the infinite, and its ability in inspire wonder have long made it one of the most beloved works in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. This volume of the MoMA One on One series looks in depth at the artist’s career—from Van Gogh’s turn to art at a relatively late age to the complex and difficult days at the end of his life—and the making of this luminous painting.
Each volume in the One on One series is a sustained meditation on a single work from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. This series is an invaluable guide for exploring and interpreting some of the most beloved artworks in the Museum’s collection.