Birds, Wind, Arles

A Note About the Wind and Arles, France

Drifters, What do you first notice when you look at Van Gogh’s Starry Night? Do you see the yellow stars burning in the blue sky? The sleepy village? The cypress tree dominating the foreground of the canvas? The rolling mountainscape? For me, it is the wind, that swirling force of life blowing above the village and through the twinkling darkness. I never really understood the context of the wind in Van Gogh’s painting until I stepped out of a train station not far from St....

14 August 2023 · 3 min · 541 words · Jeremy Bassetti