This famous Painting has a hidden meaning, can you find out what it is?
Vincent Van Gogh was one of the greatest post impressionist painters of all time. What’s amazing about the world’s most famous artist in history is the fact that he created more than 2100 pieces of art most of which were done in the last two years of his life. Among his works are famous masterpieces one of which stood out because of its curious theme.
Van Gogh’s Starry Night was considered a famous painting with a hidden meaning. It could well have proved that Van Gogh understood the concept of swirling clouds even before Hubble was born.
1 Could an interest in astronomy have triggered an insight into the painting?
Starry Night was painted in June 1889 just a year before Van Gogh tragically committed suicide. It depicted swirling stars in yellow painted against the blue background of the sky. A century and some odd years later, The Hubble space telescope revealed a similar pattern of swirling dust and gas clouds surrounding a distant star. The images bore an uncanny resemblance to Van Gogh’s Starry night.
The famous painting with its hidden meaning actually led to scientific studies of the parallels between the painting and the Hubble discovery. The fluid dynamics of Starry nights did not rule out the possibility of Van Gogh possessing knowledge about astronomy.