Replica of Van Gogh's Starry Night over the Rhone
This is another oil painting Van Gogh executed during his stay in Arles in 1888.It captures the glittering night view of the local river from Van Gogh's residence, and is a prime example of how starlit skies and dark backgrounds can influence artistic perceptions.
The balance between the dark blue tones and the use of brighter colours suggest a calm and tranquil atmosphere. This technique is most noticeable with the glimmering light reflections in the river - Van Gogh portrays visually strong imagery that is not only romantic, but highlights his unconventional artistic ability to embody mood by using colour, and his unique eye to detail.
The painting is now held at the Musée de’Orsay in Paris.