Iconic Van Gogh ~ 'Starry Night' (1889) depicts the view outside Van gogh's sanitorium room window at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, at night. Made even more famous by singer, Don McLean's 1971 song, 'Vincent' (Starry, Starry Night). I've seen the original ~ these stars throb with energy!
Starry Night over the Rhone was painted in 1888 and is displayed in the Musee d'Orsay, Paris. This is one of my favorites because I like the bright colors, how the lights from the building reflections are shown on the water . You can see the short thick brush strokes. You can tell it's a van Gogh because the yellow paint doesn't blend with the blue paint or any other colors.
I saw a real life rendition of this painting at the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam; the replica was quite accurate... it was creepy how accurate it was. Pretty neat experience because it felt like you were actually in his room!