In the lower-left corner we see a dark cypress tree reaching up into the sky.An interesting fact about the village is that it was believed to be created from van Gogh’s imagination, perhaps from sketches done of Saint-Rémy.
TheStarry Night is a matter of swirls, and this is what makes the composition, and emphasizes the subject matter.There is significant dynamism created from the thick application of brushstrokes in flowing and circular lines.
There is a rich combination of vertical, horizontal, diagonal, and circular lines, made from thick brushstrokes and outlines.Perspective is highlighted by the looming verticality of the Cypress tree in the foreground.
There are several ideas surrounding its meaning. Some believe van Gogh painted it as a symbol of his inner turmoilMany point to this painting as being a symbol of van Gogh’s expression of a higher realm of existence.