Fun Facts and Trivia


-The painting can be seen in the TV-show ‘The 100’

-The TV-show ‘Boy Meets World’ also shows the Starry Night

-The painting can be seen several times in the movie, I Am Legend

-The painting inspired singer-songwriter Don Mclean to create song, Vincent, starting with the famous words, Starry Starry Night.

-Another song called Starry Night by Alan Hovhaness was inspired by this song.

-Van Gogh painted this painting from his room in a mental asylum. Where he was recovering from mental illness and his ear amputation.

-Van Gogh considered this painting a failure. He wrote his brother Theo a letter about the works he made at the asylum All in all the only things I consider a little good in it are the Wheatfield, the Mountain, the Orchard, the Olive trees with the blue hills and the Portrait and the Entrance to the quarry, and the rest says nothing to me."