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Stars in the sky:

The Starry Night is just one of several Van Gogh paintings that focus on the night sky. Now observe the Starry Night, painted by Edvard Munch in 19th century. Compare the two paintings and answer the folllowing questions:

  1. What similarities and differences do you see in Munch and Van Gogh’s depictions of stars?
  2. What colors were used in the paintings?
  3. Both paintings are oil, how did each artist appear to have used the paint?
  4. In which painting is the landscape clearer?
  5. Create your own painting after analyzing these two iconic paintings. Observe how these artists have used colour and form to express their emotions.

Date of submission: Monday – 16th March 2009


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