Van Gogh's Starry Night: Description, Analysis & Facts


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Who painted The Starry Night?

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1. In The Starry Night, what building is left curiously without any light?

2. What event closely followed the The Starry Night's completion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet pairing will help you to analyze the elements of the painting The Starry Night. Learn about and recall information on such aspects as the use of symbolism, structure and color within the painting itself.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The life of Vincent van Gogh
  • Symbolism in The Starry Night
  • The use of color
  • Structures within the painting

Skills Practiced

Those lesson resources will assess your skills of:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Vincent van Gogh
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of color to explore how it affects emotion
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the analysis of The Starry Night

Additional Learning

To fully understand the material, take the time to review the associated lesson entitled, Van Gogh's The Starry Night: Description, Analysis & Facts. This lesson will focus on these objectives:

  • Know about the life of Vincent van Gogh
  • Understand the effects of color in The Starry Night
  • Identify the different structures used in the painting
  • Understand symbolism as used by van Gogh
  • Compare The Starry Night and Starry Night Over the Rhone
  • Understand the importance and appeal of this masterpiece