The twinkling painting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
|The Starry Night|
|Artist||Vincent van Gogh|
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The twinkling painting is a painting in Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced in the 1.2.0 April Free Update. It is based on Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night; it is one of two van Gogh pieces to be appear in the Animal Crossing series, alongside the flowery painting.
In New Horizons
The twinkling painting in New Horizons
Painted in 1889, The Starry Night depicts a sky full of stars, just before the sunrise, and it 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).