Posts by Kelly Richman-Abdou


June 5, 2019

Artist Reimagines Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ with Adorable Dogs

When we last checked in with artist Aja Trier, she was crafting clever paintings that placed popular icons inside of Van Gogh‘s swirling Starry Night. While Trier still looks to this world-famous work of art for inspiration, she has since switched subjects, turning her attention from pop culture to pups. In her Starry Night Dogs series, Trier imagines a world in which our four-legged friends sat for Van Gogh.

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June 2, 2019

The Fascinating Story Behind the Painting That Led to Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’

During his short career, Post-Impressionist pioneer Vincent van Gogh painted an eclectic array of subject matter. As evident in his prolific body of work, he often reworked and revisited several different themes, including still-life depictions of flowers, revealing self-portraits, and gleaming nocturnes, including Starry Night Over the Rhône, a lustrous landscape painting completed in 1888. Like many of his most celebrated paintings, Starry Night Over the Rhone was inspired by Van Gogh’s time spent in the South of France.

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