by Phoebe Maurer
While Van Gogh’s moods changed from high to low, he created paintings that swirled and throbbed with vibrant colors, as fields of corn and wheat swayed with Vincent’s mental disorder.
Starry Night were tornados that circled and swooped down with hues of blues, yellows, lavenders, and green, curling over the mountains that reflected the rays of an orange moon encapsulated in a golden yellow halo. Below them were the deep purples of his morbid thoughts and a spiraling black green tree stretching towards orange yellow stars. The mountain, rooftops and rounded light blue mounds were representative of the home in Arles, France.
Van Gogh’s tormented mind found expression in vibrant colors and wild movements. He was a man of stormy passion and troubled emotions.
Fate is tricky. Today his art commands acclaim and millions, at auction sales for art lovers from all over the world.