Starry Night Over the Rhône

Starry Night Over the Rhône Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Saint-Remy-de-Provence 1888


The view is from the quay on the east side of the Rhône, into the knee of the river towards the western shore: coming down from the north, the Rhône turns to the right at this point to surround the rocks on which Arles is built. From the towers of Saint-Julien and Saint-Trophime at the left, the spectator follows the east bank up to the iron bridge connecting Arles to the suburb of Trinquetaille on the right, western bank. It was painted on the bank of the Rhône that was only a one or two-minute walk from the Yellow House on the Place Lamartine, which Van Gogh was renting at the time.

Credits: Musée d’Orsay, Paris

oil on canvas, 72.5 cm x 92 cm
JPG Size 135 KB