The Starry Night, 1889 by Vincent Van Gogh Widely hailed as Van Gogh’s magnum opus, the painting hangs in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, depicts the view outside his sanatorium room window at night, although it was painted at 1889 from memory during the day. Starry Night depicts a dreamy interpretation of the artist’s asylum room’s sweeping view of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence.
The Young Ladies of Avignon is a large oil painting created in 1907 by the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. The work, part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, In this adaptation of primitivism and abandonment of perspective in favor of a flat, two-dimensional picture plane, Picasso makes a radical departure from traditional European painting. This proto-cubist work is widely considered to be seminal in the early development of both cubism and modern art.