"Haring Tryst" | ORIGINAL, Skew Series | Donna Downey Studios Inc

"Haring Tryst" | ORIGINAL, Skew Series

Product Description

original measures 16x20"

oil on canvas

Collection: Skew the Masters Series

Inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night

(Title is an anagram of the letters in: Starry Night)

ready to hang / wired and mounted in custom black float frame

NOTE : an addition $15 shipping fee will be charged before shipment.

Vincent Van Gogh painted Starry Night during his stay at an asylum. He began to suffer hallucinations and have thoughts of suicide as he plunged into depression. Accordingly, there was a tonal shift in his work. He returned to incorporating the darker colors from the beginning of his career and Starry Night is a wonderful example of that shift. Blue dominates the painting, blending hills into the sky. The little village lays at the base in the painting in browns, greys, and blues. Even though each building is clearly outlined in black, the yellow and white of the stars and the moon stand out against the sky, drawing the eyes to the sky.

Notice the brushstrokes. For the sky they swirl, each dab of color rolling with the clouds around the stars and moon. On the cypress tree they bend with the curve of the branches. The whole effect is ethereal and dreamlike.

As iconic an image as Starry night is as a landscape, I wanted to play on the iconic elements of design and interpret them as a floral. Creating juxtaposition in perspective by rearranging the key elements of sky by interpreting the moon and starts as flowers, the hills and townscape as the table and the tall cypress as the vase.


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