"It often seems to me that the night is much more alive and richly colored than the day....The problem of painting night scenes and effects on the spot and actually by night interests me enormously."
“The Starry Night, done [in1889], has long ranked as the most popular painting at New York City's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). This inspired the museum, in collaboration with Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum, to mount the exhibition Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night (through January 5, 2009). It will then travel to the Van Gogh Museum (February 13-June 7, 2009).”
~ From “Van Gogh’s Night Visions,” by Paul Trachtman, Smithsonian Magazine, January 2009