Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh is a vintage fine art post impressionism landscape painting featuring a view from van Gogh's asylum. The night sky with clouds swirling, a bright crescent moon and shining stars. The painting was painted during the day from memory. Starry Night is probably van Gogh's most famous painting. About the artist: Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Post Impressionist painter whose work was most noteable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold colour.