Recommendation by Lemi
No other artist seems to have the talent of turning personal pain into beautiful art as Vincent Van Gogh. “Starry Night” is perhaps the most recognizable painting in our culture today. It has been referenced in song, in film, and cartoon; but when Van Gogh painted it, he was not a commercially successful artist. He was in Saint Paul de Mesole Monastery in Saint-Remy de Provence, France, recovering from a breakdown he had in Arles. Slowly, it seemed he was healing, as the wardens allowed him to paint in the area. It was through this knowledge of the place and his imagination that “Starry Night” was born. Visitors now flock to his humble room in the quiet monastery to follow in the great artist’s footsteps.