|The Starry Night|
|Artist||Vincent van Gogh|
|Name in other languages|
The Twinkling Painting is a piece of artwork introduced in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This piece is based on the The Starry Night by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, painted in 1889; it is one of two van Gogh pieces to be featured in the Animal Crossing series, alongside the Flowery Painting. Depicting a sky full of stars, just before the sunrise, the painting remains one of van Gogh's most iconic works—and one of the most iconic pieces of art in western culture as a whole—for its distinctive, heavily post-impressionist imagery, even compared to van Gogh's other works. The meaning of the painting was never explicitly stated by the artist and as such has become a breeding ground for interpretations, ranging from artistic abstraction to a reflection of van Gogh's deteriorating mental state (with him having been institutionalized the previous year following a mental breakdown, before suffering a second one the month after the painting's completion; the painting specifically depicts the view from the window of his asylum cell, and van Gogh would commit suicide shortly after in 1890).
In New Horizons
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are no forgeries of this painting.