Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night
The Starry Night, painted in June 1889, depicts the view from the east-facing window of Van Gogh's asylum room in Saint-Remy-de-Provence just before sunrise. It is widely considered to be one of the most recognizable paintings in Western art and Van Gogh's masterpiece. Van Gogh willingly admitted himself to an asylum in May 1889, following a breakdown that resulted in the self-mutilation of his left ear. He stayed at the asylum for a year and created some of his most famous and renowned works, including Irises and the blue self-portrait.