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Bracelet Starry Night - Les Néréides X Musée d'Orsay

Bracelet Starry Night - Les Néréides X musée d'Orsay

  • € 115
This season, Les Néréides is unveiling an exclusive collaboration with the musée d'Orsay and the Rmn-GP. Three works by the Paris museum are featured on the jewellery.

Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting comes to life here on a delicate set of jewellery in the colours of the midnight-blue water of the Rhône. The touches of gold here and there represent the reflections of light, interpreting the painting more symbolically than figuratively. These are not jewels, but invitations to dream.

As soon as he arrived in Arles in 1888, Van Gogh began looking for a way to represent "the effects of night". He wrote to his sister: "I now absolutely want to paint a starry sky. Often it seems to me that the night is even more richly coloured than the day, coloured with the most intense purples, blues and greens. Some stars are lemony, others are pink, green, blue, forget-me-not lights".
He also confided to the painter Émile Bernard: "But when will I do the Starry Sky, the painting that always preoccupies me?
It was in September 1888 that he finally carried out his obsessive project. First he painted a patch of night sky in La Terrasse d'un café sur la place du forum à Arles (Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Muller), then this view of the Rhône, where he transcribed magnificently the colours he perceived in the darkness. Blues dominate: Prussian, ultramarine and cobalt. The city's gaslights glow an intense orange, reflected in the water of the river. The stars sparkle like precious stones. At bottom right, in the half-light, a couple stroll along the shore, barely visible beneath the sparkling immensity of the night sky.

Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890), Oil on canvas, 1888 - Musée d'Orsay, Paris

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