“White House at Night” by Vincent van Gogh
“White House at Night” by Vincent van Gogh was created six weeks before his death. It is thought that van Gogh painted “White House at Night” around 8:00 PM based on the position of the “star” in the painting. Astronomers calculated that the star in the picture must be Venus which was bright in the evening sky in June 1890.
According to the Museum, this painting:
“expresses the great psychological tension under which Van Gogh found himself.”