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Starry Night

The Starry Night was completed in 1889 near the mental asylum of Saint-Remy, 13 months before Van Gogh's death at the age of 37. Van Gogh painted furiously and The Starry Night vibrates with rockets of burning yellow while planets gyrate like cartwheels. This painting is probably the most popular of Van Gogh's works.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • ND653
  • N6953

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms-(Keywords Anywhere)

  • Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890
  • Painting, Dutch – 19th century
  • Painting -- Netherlands

Electronic Resource

  • Boime, Albert.  Vincent van Gogh: Starry Night [Electronic Resource]. 1998.

Call Number: ND653.G5 A74 1995

Circulating Books

  • Bronkhorst, Hans. Vincent Van Gogh. 1990.

                       Call Number: ND653.G7 B7

  • Cutts, Josephine.  Van Gogh. 2005.

                      Call Number: ND653.G7 C88 2005

  • Gogh, Vincent van. Vincent Van Gogh. 1983.

                     Call Number: ND653.G7 S383 1983

  • Spence, David. Van Gogh: Art and Emotion. 1997.

                     Call Number: ND653.G7 S64 1997

Reference Materials

  • Dictionary of Art. 1996Call Number: REF N31 .D5 1996 V. 12

o   pg. 856-862

  • Encyclopedia of World Art. XIV 1996Call Number: REF N31 .E533 V. 14

o   pg. 694-700

  • Hoving, Thomas. Greatest Works of Art of Western Civilization. 1997 Call Number:

REF N510.H68 1997

o   pg. 256-259

  • Van Gogh Face to Face: The PortraitsCall Number: REF PS 129 .A55 1991 Suppl.4, Pt.1, 1974

o   pg. 174-194


  • Van Gogh. 2000

ND653.G7 V5 2000

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  •  Academic Search Complete
  • Oxford Art Online
  •  OmniFile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

Copyright 2006

Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on June 19, 2006

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