Never underestimate the power of an artist to implement art-themed holiday decor!
In my case, a recent visit to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City to see (among other inspiring paintings, sculptures and installations) Vincent Van Gogh’s classic and much commercialized painting The Starry Night.
It was everything we expected, and more; including the burly, lurking security guards! But seeing the brush strokes with my own eyes was totally worth the shoulder-shoulder contact with total strangers.
Come Halloween I was ready to carve my own Starry Night pumpkin. Mary helped. Allan contributed the wood carving tools. The Daily News provided counter-top protection. It was a lot of Art-o-ween fun!
Installed on the Porch
The Finished Artwork
The Starry Night, oil on canvas by the Dutch post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh. Painted in June, 1889, it depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise, with the addition of an idealized village. It has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1941, acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. It is regarded as among Van Gogh’s finest works, and one of the most recognized monuments in the history of Western culture.