Van Gogh All Over Print Shirt
Vincent van Gogh is deservedly famous for the series of starry sky paintings he produced in Arles in 1888. The four famous starry sky paintings, Starry Night over the Rhone, Starry Night, Café Terrace and Portrait of Eugene Boch, form a series of stark and visually powerful works that celebrate the night sky as much as Van Gogh also celebrated the blazing Provencal sun. It's a long-held popular misconception that Van Gogh painted his night sky works with lit candles lined up along the brim of his hat. While this is certainly a striking image it is, unfortunately, apocryphal. As Van Gogh states in Letter 543 (below), in fact he used gas lanterns to illuminate his work space while painting at night. Van Gogh was pleased with his Starry Night over the Rhone painting. He mentioned it more than a half a dozen times in letters to his brother Theo and made likenesses of it in both a letter sketch as well as a drawing.
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