Vincent Van Gogh “Starry Night”

During the Mental Health Week at Fraserburgh Academy, in the art classes, we studied one of the most famous artworks from Vincent Van Gogh, “Starry Night”.

Vincent Van Gogh painted “Starry Night” in 1889 from a room in the mental asylum at Saint-Remy where was recovering from mental illness and his ear amputation.

Van Gogh painted the view from his east-facing window in the asylum 21 times. Although the series depicts various times of day and night and different weather conditions, all the works include the line of rolling hills in the distance. None show the bars on the window of his room.

Using pastels, we’ve tried to feel and recreate the Artist spirit…here some of the artworks developed in class by our students, enjoy!

Classes: S1.102, S1.111, S1.108, S2.205.