Twinkling Painting

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Twinkling Painting
The Starry Night.jpg
Real-world counterpart
The Starry Night
Year Unknown
Artist Vincent van Gogh
Main appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese またたくめいが
Simplified Chinese 闪烁的名画
French Toile scintillante
Spanish Paisaje estrellado
Italian Quadro sfavillante
Russian Звездная картина

Korean 반짝이는 명화
Traditional Chinese 閃爍的名畫
Quebec French Toile scintillante
Latin American Spanish Paisaje estrellado
German Funkelgemälde
Dutch Nachtelijke schilderij


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).

Art details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

Twinkling Painting
The Starry Night
Vincent van Gogh, 1889
Oil on canvas


Description Van Gogh's signature piece, painted while he was hospitalized at an asylum. This view from his room includes memories and imaginations. In letters to friends, the artist called it a failure.
Buy Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 4980 Bells
Sell Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1245 Bells
Obtain from Redd NH Character Icon.png Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Authenticity Unknown
Furniture Size 1.0 x 1.0


Authenticity[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are no forgeries of this painting.