Tray Vincent van Gogh - Starry Night - 28 x 20 cm
This tray is printed with a detail from the work by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), The starry night, 1888 (Oil on canvas H. 73,0 ; L. 92,0 cm. © Musée d'Orsay, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Patrice Schmidt).
From the moment of his arrival in Arles, on 8 February 1888, Van Gogh was constantly preoccupied with the representation of "night effects".
He first painted a corner of nocturnal sky in Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles (Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Muller). Next came this view of the Rhône in which he marvellously transcribed the colours he perceived in the dark. Blues prevail: Prussian blue, ultramarine and cobalt. The city gas lights glimmer an intense orange and are reflected in the water. The stars sparkle like gemstones.