Starry, Starry Night is a live album by American singer-songwriter Don McLean, released in 2001. The album was recorded at The Paramount Theatre (Austin, Texas) on November 2, 1999 as part of a PBS special called Don McLean, Starry, Starry Night. Tulsa Time/Deep in the Heart of Texas".
The Starry Night is an oil on canvas by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in June 1889, it describes the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise, with the addition of an ideal village. It has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1941, acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest.
Don McLean's third official live album, Starry Starry Night, isn't precisely the soundtrack to the video of his PBS special, from a November 2, 1999, performance at Austin, TX's Paramount Theater, so much as another permutation of the show.
The artist was aware that his Starry Night composition was somewhat surreal and stylized and in a letter to his brother he even referred to "exaggerations in terms of composition. The vivid style chosen by van Gogh was unusual - he chose lines to portray this night scene when silhouettes would have been a more obvious choice. In Starry Night contoured forms are a means of expression and they are used to convey emotion.
My hands have been a bit cold, spring is here already. Dreamy breeze leave it's mark at places. It's different than usual, this feeling, I like it. Will tomorrow be a little different ? Like a shadow in the dark, left behind in this night. The moon, the moon gets brighter. It's drawing the light. Starry, Starry Night the night without you, I feel my heart is empty. Our memories fade away with the sunset.
The Starry Night may be about mortality. The dark spires in the foreground are cypress trees, plants most often associated with cemeteries and death. In 1985, UCLA art historian Albert Boime compared Starry Night to a planetarium recreation of how the night's sky would have appeared on June 19, 1889. The similarities were striking, and proved that van Gogh's "morning star," as referenced in his letter to his brother, was in fact the planet Venus. 8. Van Gogh sold only one or two paintings in his life-and neither was The Starry Night. The one known for sure to have been sold was the far lesser known The Red Vineyard at Arles, which was completed in November 1888, before the breakdown that sent him to the asylum
Starry Night depicts a dreamy interpretation of the artist's asylum room's sweeping view of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Though Van Gogh revisited this scene in his work on several occasions, "Starry Night" is the only nocturnal study of the view. Thus, in addition to descriptions evident in the myriad of letters he wrote to his brother, Theo, it offers a rare nighttime glimpse into what the artist saw while in isolation. One has the impression that the artist has expelled his inner conflict onto a canvas. Everything here is brewed in a huge cosmic fusion. The sole exception is the village in the foreground with its architectural elements. Just as we take the train to go to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to go to a star.
Starry, starry night Paint your palette blue and gray Look out on a summer's day With eyes that know the darkness in my soul. Shadows on the hills Sketch the trees and the daffodils Catch the breeze and the winter chills In colors on the snowy linen land. Now I understand What you tried to say to me And how you suffered for your sanity And how you tried to set them free. They would not listen, they did not know how Perhaps they'll listen now. Starry, starry night Flaming flowers that brightly blaze Swirling clouds in violet haze Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
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