Since 1941 'Starry Night' has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City
In September 1888, artist Vincent van Gogh painted the view from outside his sanatorium room window at night, although he painted from memory during the day.
Back in September I was in New York and visited the Museum of Modern Art located downtown Manhattan. There are thousands of paintings and sculptures from over 70,000 artists, but there was only one painting I wanted to see before I left town, Starry Night
My family has a heavy influence in art. My Aunt is a respectable artist, my dad dabbles in the garage with oil paints, and everyone between draws and sketches on notepads and napkins. I've always been a fan of van Gogh, looking through his work in art classes back in high school. Seeing a painting through a text book does no justice compared to viewing in person. After I entered the MoMA I didn't believe I was I looking at the real painting when I saw it from around the corner. With one, very large, security guard standing by always just feet away, I stood in front of Starry Night with many others just looking at this painting I've looked at so many times before.
I've always been a lover of night scenes... This one takes top honor in my book.
See ya soon,
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