Color Like An Artist Wednesday is where you can learn about an artist and color a version of one of their most famous works.

This week we dive into Vincent van Gogh and one of his most famous works, "The Starry Night". You can read the interesting facts we've posted and then print off the coloring page of Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night". Please ask a parent or guardian for assistance.  

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The painting “The Starry Night” is at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. To look at it online, you can visit the MoMA's website at: https://www.moma.org/collection/works/79802  

The Detroit Institute of Arts will be having an exhibit of Vincent van Gogh's works titled: "Van Gogh in America" which will run from: Sun, Jun 21, 2020 until Sun, Sep 27, 2020.  The exhibit will feature 68 works by the artist including paintings, drawings, prints, and one illustrated letter by van Gogh from museums and private collections around the world.

Visit the DIA's website to read more about this exciting exhibit:  https://www.dia.org/vangoghinamerica  

Also, you can find more interesting information about Vincent van Gogh at: https://www.biography.com/artist/vincent-van-gogh  

Thank you. Enjoy your work and Color Like An Artist Wednesday!

Info on Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh 
The Starry Night 
Saint Rémy, June 1889 
Image: MOMA Collection 

Interesting Information about Vincent van Gogh 

 Van Gogh is one of the most well-known painters from the late 1800s known as the post-Impressionist time period. His work is most recognized for its beauty, emotion and color. 

 Born in the Netherlands, by age 15, van Gogh was fluent in French, German and English, as well as his native Dutch. 

 Vincent van Gogh completed more than 2,100 works of art. This was made up of 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings and sketches. 

 On “The Starry Night” : Van Gogh suffered from mental illness, but to help cope with his illness, he made art. Van Gogh painted "The Starry Night" in the asylum where he was staying in Saint-Rémy, France, in 1889, the year before his death. “This morning I saw the countryside from my window a long time before sunrise, with nothing but the morning star, which looked very big,” he wrote to his brother Theo. The painting “The Starry Night” is at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. 

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