Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh

Starry Night‘ (1889)

Both this beautiful song and Van Gogh’s painting both reflect what it’s like to be misunderstood.

Van Gogh, who had a series of health issues, painted “Starry Night” after committing himself to an asylum in 1889. He wrote how the night was “more richly colored than the day,” but he couldn’t go outside when he was committed. He painted the night sky from memory.

Sadly he committed suicide in 1890 by GSW to the chest and died from infection two days later.

Read about Van Gogh’s tragic health problems HERE

Enjoy the song below with moving lyrics and a compilation of artwork.

Vincent by Don McLean (1971)

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