The Art of Accessorizing

“A woman makes an outfit of her own with accessories.”

– Oscar de la Renta

It is just as essential to choose an outfit that suits your physique and the occasion as it is to choose jewellery that matches your clothing and the occasion. Have you ever pondered why some people appear wonderfully gorgeous in basic clothing with just a little sparkle while others look shabby and disorganised in their dressing habits? It all boils down to the fundamental principles of matching your jewellery to your attire according to the occasion.

You’ve certainly noticed that when matched with the correct apparel, some pieces of jewellery can truly elevate an ensemble. You could have a favourite pair of earrings for your favourite LBD or a necklace that you regularly wear to work.

But, are there any unwritten rules about which jewellery goes with certain outfits? Although not officially recognised, there is an art to matching jewellery with your clothes.

Thaya Jewels believes in making every day memorable for a lady, and for that reason, we have curated a broad range of jewellery to complement any sort of attire. To get the perfect jewellery for your outfit, go to www.thayajewels.com right now.

We’ve included our finest jewelry-matching advice here. Alternatively, you may watch our video for even more suggestions!

 

1. Make A Style Statement

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  • A good rule of thumb is to never overdo it with jewellery. You don’t want to appear to be a jewellery store.
  • Choose one type of jewellery that will stand out and become your distinguishing item.
  • Just one piece of statement jewellery may make a statement and reflect your personal style. So, what exactly is statement jewellery?
  • If your jewellery is the first thing others notice about you, it is most likely a standout item. A Sterling Silver SunFlower Charm Necklace, for example, worn with bare shoulders makes an immediate visual effect on people around you.
  • Similarly, an authentic Silver Blue Drop Ring worn with a white power suit would elicit smirks and sidelong stares.

 

2. Be yourself

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  • In an age where individuals believe in ‘walk the talk’ to demonstrate their brilliance, everyone works hard to make a lasting impression that will set them apart from the crowd. Even a tiny piece of jewellery may enhance your entire appearance.
  • Choosing the correct jewellery and accessories for an outfit should serve two functions. First and foremost, the appropriate items will enhance your look and boost your confidence. Second, the correct pieces will highlight your personality and tell others a little bit about who you are and what you stand for.
  • If you are a minimalist, then minimalist jewellery designs will bring out the beauty of your simplicity. If you enjoy wearing light jewellery, Thaya’s Provence Bracelet will be your go-to piece since it will give a touch of elegance and grace to your personality.
  • If you are a strong and sassy lady who isn’t afraid to experiment with appearances and pick up odd designs, you surely belong to the club of bold and confident women. Thaya’s Dragon’s Breath Gemstone in immaculate sterling silver will add a feather to your entire appearance.

 

3. Be A Friend To Your Features

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  • While design and personal preference are essential considerations, the main purpose of any accessory is to draw attention to your greatest qualities. It is critical that you are aware of your most attractive traits and that you emphasise them.
  • Wear statement necklaces that attract attention to your neckline and collarbones, for example, pair your deep neck top with Summer Flower Neckpiece and accentuate your neckline and collarbones. 
  • Similarly, Thaya’s Forest At Twilight Bracelet has been worn by all our customers and is a definite way to enhance an individual’s style quotient.
  • Accessorizing this way not only helps to highlight your features but also creates perception of length or breath. Longer necklaces, for example, will give you an elongated look. Similarly with earrings, these Mermaid Tail Drop Earrings will help to create a perception of a longer face, while block studs will widen your face.

 

4. Remember the Occasion

  • It is vital to remember that time and place have an impact on how you intend to combine your accessories and clothing. Your jewellery pick for church should not be the same as your jewellery decision for a night at the club. Consider where you’re going, what you’ll be doing, and how the jewellery will appear to passersby.
  • First day of work? Leave the over-sized and bejewelled at home and go for a discreet and memorable item—a conversation necklace piece that is understated yet sophisticated and intriguing enough to get noticed but not fascinating enough to create notice.
  • When you’re typing on a keyboard, dangling wrist jewellery doesn’t work so well. If you’re dressing for work (and you intend on typing a lot), forgo the bangles and dangling bracelets in favour of modest bracelets that make an impression.
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Takeaway

Save this guide and use the style tips and tactics described above to rock the look with any outfit at your next event.

But bear in mind that these are merely recommendations that we’ve seen perform extremely effectively in the past. Jewelry is highly personal, and what works well for one person may not work well for another. Know yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Always be yourself and do what you want!

“A woman makes an outfit of her own with accessories.”

– Oscar de la Renta

It is just as essential to choose an outfit that suits your physique and the occasion as it is to choose jewellery that matches your clothing and the occasion. Have you ever pondered why some people appear wonderfully gorgeous in basic clothing with just a little sparkle while others look shabby and disorganised in their dressing habits? It all boils down to the fundamental principles of matching your jewellery to your attire according to the occasion.

You’ve certainly noticed that when matched with the correct apparel, some pieces of jewellery can truly elevate an ensemble. You could have a favourite pair of earrings for your favourite LBD or a necklace that you regularly wear to work.

But, are there any unwritten rules about which jewellery goes with certain outfits? Although not officially recognised, there is an art to matching jewellery with your clothes.

Thaya Jewels believes in making every day memorable for a lady, and for that reason, we have curated a broad range of jewellery to complement any sort of attire. To get the perfect jewellery for your outfit, go to www.thayajewels.com right now.

We’ve included our finest jewelry-matching advice here. Alternatively, you may watch our video for even more suggestions!

1. Make A Style Statement

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  • A good rule of thumb is to never overdo it with jewellery. You don’t want to appear to be a jewellery store.
  • Choose one type of jewellery that will stand out and become your distinguishing item.
  • Just one piece of statement jewellery may make a statement and reflect your personal style. So, what exactly is statement jewellery?
  • If your jewellery is the first thing others notice about you, it is most likely a standout item. A Sterling Silver SunFlower Charm Necklace, for example, worn with bare shoulders makes an immediate visual effect on people around you.
  • Similarly, an authentic Silver Blue Drop Ring worn with a white power suit would elicit smirks and sidelong stares.

2. Be yourself

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  • In an age where individuals believe in ‘walk the talk’ to demonstrate their brilliance, everyone works hard to make a lasting impression that will set them apart from the crowd. Even a tiny piece of jewellery may enhance your entire appearance.
  • Choosing the correct jewellery and accessories for an outfit should serve two functions. First and foremost, the appropriate items will enhance your look and boost your confidence. Second, the correct pieces will highlight your personality and tell others a little bit about who you are and what you stand for.
  • If you are a minimalist, then minimalist jewellery designs will bring out the beauty of your simplicity. If you enjoy wearing light jewellery, Thaya’s Provence Bracelet will be your go-to piece since it will give a touch of elegance and grace to your personality.
  • If you are a strong and sassy lady who isn’t afraid to experiment with appearances and pick up odd designs, you surely belong to the club of bold and confident women. Thaya’s Dragon’s Breath Gemstone in immaculate sterling silver will add a feather to your entire appearance.

3. Be A Friend To Your Features

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  • While design and personal preference are essential considerations, the main purpose of any accessory is to draw attention to your greatest qualities. It is critical that you are aware of your most attractive traits and that you emphasise them.
  • Wear statement necklaces that attract attention to your neckline and collarbones, for example, pair your deep neck top with Summer Flower Neckpiece and accentuate your neckline and collarbones. 
  • Similarly, Thaya’s Forest At Twilight Bracelet has been worn by all our customers and is a definite way to enhance an individual’s style quotient.
  • Accessorizing this way not only helps to highlight your features but also creates perception of length or breath. Longer necklaces, for example, will give you an elongated look. Similarly with earrings, these Mermaid Tail Drop Earrings will help to create a perception of a longer face, while block studs will widen your face.

4. Remember the Occasion

  • It is vital to remember that time and place have an impact on how you intend to combine your accessories and clothing. Your jewellery pick for church should not be the same as your jewellery decision for a night at the club. Consider where you’re going, what you’ll be doing, and how the jewellery will appear to passersby.
  • First day of work? Leave the over-sized and bejewelled at home and go for a discreet and memorable item—a conversation necklace piece that is understated yet sophisticated and intriguing enough to get noticed but not fascinating enough to create notice.
  • When you’re typing on a keyboard, dangling wrist jewellery doesn’t work so well. If you’re dressing for work (and you intend on typing a lot), forgo the bangles and dangling bracelets in favour of modest bracelets that make an impression.
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Takeaway

Save this guide and use the style tips and tactics described above to rock the look with any outfit at your next event.

But bear in mind that these are merely recommendations that we’ve seen perform extremely effectively in the past. Jewelry is highly personal, and what works well for one person may not work well for another. Know yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Always be yourself and do what you want!

Why Choose Thaya Jewelry?

For everyone, be it a man or woman, the story begins with a memory, a sensation, a dream, a reach for the stars. But in reality, it starts with a piece of heritage, something close to the heart, a remembrance of the good times spent, love, and more.

Encapsulating those feelings, the art and beauty of life, at Thaya Jewels, we bring to you a way to express your true selves minimally but passionately at all times. 

Started in 2009 and fueled by passion, 6 designers with different backgrounds and education from jewelry schools like Institut de la Parure in Brussels, Haute École de Joaillerie in Paris, and Central Saint Martins in London came together to provide a love language so strong that it radiates pure pleasure every time to the wearer of these timeless pieces.

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The French brand passion project derives inspiration from the fierce women of the world – the entrepreneurs, the homemakers, the freelancers, the mothers, the sisters, the doctors, the nurses, the survivors, and more who have vowed to support their loved ones and stand on the frontline to shield us from harm’s way. As an ode to them, Thaya creates affordable jewelry that “translates feelings into a visual language.

 

Materials & Quality 

Designed and handmade with care by our artisans, each piece of jewelry is specially crafted to be a value add to your jewelry collection. Each design tells an extensive story of the designer’s thought process that made the piece of jewelry so unique. Our product designs are all made using 100% Pure Sterling Silver with an S925 silver mark. This means we maintain our high-quality standards using only certified materials and bring to you designs that are made of a minimum distinction of 925 – making our jewelry durable and light. Apart from that, we guarantee that no artificial or harmful materials are used. The jewelry is suitable for all skin types and is made with extra care to ensure no customer experiences skin allergies or rashes.

We believe in empowering our artists, and generations of ideas are brought to you straight from the heart. Hence, our philosophy of Soft and Interesting is portrayed in our delicate jewelry pieces made to create unique textures, visuals, and experiences through drip-casting along with black and gold plating and wire shaping with Synthetic Crystals, Zircon Gemstones, and Pearl Accents. 

 

Inspired Collections & Designs

Although our belief is simple, we aim to design timeless, exciting jewelry and meet everyone’s tastes. This raises the question of what is more timeless than nature and art itself? So, we give credit where it is due and provide you with nature-inspired and art-inspired jewels while seeking inspiration from where it all began – like the Milky Way, Aurora Borealis, Quadratic Elements, Signs & Symbols

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You can choose from various designs presented through our broad categories of products – bracelets, crosses, earrings, necklaces, pendants, and rings. These jewelry pieces are versatile and can be styled by mixing and matching them, layering them, or even wearing them as statement pieces.

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There’s something for everyone that makes choosing our jewelry even more exciting and one for the books! Our collections are inspired by the Art Collection of Starry Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream Series based on Van Gogh and Shakespeare’s masterpieces, Anime, Fairy-tale Series, Mermaid, and more for every personality, character, adventurer, and traveler that resides within you. A must-have for the ones who want to stand out during every occasion. Check out our blogs and categories here for more information on the latest trends and collections.

 

Services Provided By Us

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In order to provide a quality shopping experience, we offer our customers a worldwide delivery to any location of their choice, a money-back guarantee, gifting options for him & her, and a secure payment to ensure that your customer journey is smooth and one of its kind. 

Thaya Pendants – Get Your Loved Ones The Perfect Gift This Season

Introduction

All we want for the holidays are presents!

Embracing festive customs lends a touch of enchantment to the holiday season.

After all, the Holiday season is all about your loved ones’ presence and, of course, PRESENTS!!! Giving a present that says it all might be difficult in markets teeming with new gift ideas and drool-worthy products that find their way to your wish lists all year!

We’ve compiled a list of delicate and unique jewellery gift ideas that won’t break the bank while yet spreading the same amount of love and happiness to the key people in your life.

Since the dawn of time, jewellery has been one of the most popular types of gift. Women (and men) have long loved decorating themselves with beautiful gems, and because these priceless objects can be rather pricey, they have become a means of communicating how important someone is to you.

Thaya Jewels guarantees the quality of the jewellery and only provides the finest with best-in-class sterling silver jewellery items that are light-weight and may be worn in both formal and family situations. Aside from her beauty, the brand provides everything a woman needs to express herself.

So, without further ado, let us dive into the thrill that awaits us.

 

1. Pearl Knot Necklace

  • Is daily glitter on your thoughts all the time? Thaya’s Pearl Knot asymmetrical bow shape design necklace, which gives the illusion of a butterfly moving in a tired posture, is a pendant you may choose to add some glitter to your neckline.
  • The sterling silver base has 9 layers of 14K genuine gold plating, and the showstopper of this magnificent item is the elegance of a freshwater pearl at the centre, which is an epitome of minimalism style.
  • Don’t forget that dazzling your way through the holiday season with some brilliant jewellery for yourself or a loved one is always a lovely idea.
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2.  Double Heart Necklace

  • We’re all looking for The One, but only a few people ever find it. This Double Heart Necklace is symbolic of two gorgeous and brilliant energies merging to create something great, and will recall you of all the treasured moments – in many senses of the word. And if you haven’t found yours yet, maybe this is the lucky charm you’ve been waiting for?
  • This pendant is an elaborately made masterpiece that includes two glittering hearts, one in silver and the other in rose gold. The larger heart is hollow and inlaid with pink spars for a touch of sophistication. A smaller heart in a brilliant silver hue is also visible. The item is composed of copper that has been plated with nine layers of 18K platinum for a long-lasting brilliance.
  • This Silver Dual Tone Interlocked Heart Pendant is lovingly handmade and is a wonderful Thanksgiving gift!
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3. Star Necklace

  • This stunning necklace evokes a sense of awe and makes one fall head over heels in love with it. This is a must-see attraction!
  • This Star necklace will make you stand out from the crowd! Wear it whenever you need a boost of confidence. This composition is for lovers who are star-crossed. A star-shaped charm and a pearl signifying the moon are used in the design. It features a sumptuous double chain pattern with decorations that glistens like a starlit sky all the way down to your neckline. 
  • The item, which is made of sterling silver and covered in 9 layers of 14K genuine gold, gives you a refined look. 
  • A wonderful present for someone you care about, or for yourself. This lovely work of art is ideal for all of your special events.
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4. Red Crystal Sterling Silver Pendant Necklace

  • This Red Crystal Sterling Silver Pendant necklace is inspired by the “Whitzard” beast in the “Shan Hai Jing” and is based on a beast converted into a pet in the Chinese tradition of Shan Hai Jing.
  • Rubies adorn the middle, which represents the Witzard’s symbolic forehead. S925 silver plating platinum is used throughout the entire body.
  • It’s that time of year when you may add an exquisite touch to your everyday clothes or provide joy to your loved ones’ life with this timeless alternative, not to mention a lovely present they’ll keep forever.
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5. Heart Shaped Pearl Necklace

  • The finest feeling in the world is loving someone with all your heart and being loved back much more. This Heart-Shaped Pearl Necklace embodies your most cherished feelings. May your love last for all eternity. 
  • The jewellery is delicately created by Thaya’s in-house artisans, and it blends traditional craftsmanship with a modern twist.
  • The Heart Necklace is meant to represent the delicate heartbeat of two individuals in love. It has an uneven heart-shaped pendant with pearls that is elegantly decorated. It’s made with a sterling silver base and 9 layers of 14K genuine gold plating for a long-lasting shine.
  • It’s a thoughtful present for all the pearl lovers out there, as well as some fantastic Christmas holiday arm candy.
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6. Cat Bell Pendant Necklace

  • Isn’t it true that cats are adorable? They may look cold and indifferent on the surface, but this is simply a ruse. Cats are the warmest beings on the earth when they’re with the people they care about. This Cat Bell Pendant Necklace is inspired by these adorable felines.
  • With its sterling silver cubic, this distinctive Cat Bell Design speaks volumes about your particular taste. Its beautiful design and stylish appearance ensure that you look excellent at workplace meetings or after-work gatherings. With this necklace, you may add a touch of modest shine to your numerous ensembles while expanding your 925 sterling silver jewellery collection.
  • This amazing assortment is for all the millennials out there searching for a fashionable item to wear this holiday season.
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Conclusion

The spirit of the holidays is in the air. Lights will be up, songs will be sung, and the formal holiday shopping season will begin before you know it! Soon, the season of giving will arrive, and loved ones will meet to exchange presents. It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping. Celebrate the women who appreciate dazzling beauty and self-expression with Thaya’s unique jewellery line.

An Ode To The Ever Illuminating Midsummer Night Sky: Shop From Our Exclusive Collection

About The Midsummer Night Sky Play

It’s difficult to picture life without Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s plays and poetry have crossed the world since their creation four hundred years ago, encouraging people who see and read them to make them their own.

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of his most well-known and profitable works. We have a tragedy within a comedy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The subject of children revolting against their parents: Two feuding families who are brought together by their children’s love.

The play is set in Athens and features numerous subplots centred on Theseus and Hippolyta’s marriage. A dispute between four Athenian lovers is one of the subplots. Another film follows a group of six amateur actors as they rehearse the play that will be performed before the wedding. Both parties end themselves in a forest inhabited by fairies who influence people while being engrossed in their own family drama. 

The play is one of Shakespeare’s most well-known and is often staged.

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About Our Midsummer Night’s Dream Jewellery Collection

Every item of jewellery you possess tells a tale about you, a little about your personality and a little about your preferences. In a society when everyone is continuously looking for new ways to show their personality, what better way to do so than with Shakespeare’s wonderful play?

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Thaya Jewels is no stranger to crafting magnificent jewellery collections with high detail and accuracy that can only be achieved through years of honing their artisan skills. This time, we were inspired by Shakespeare’s masterwork A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Our artists in France have been developing and creating 100% Pure Sterling Silver creations for us. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted and built to last.

This collection is inspired by William Shakespeare’s tragic love storey, intrigue, and otherworldly mischief that is too strange to be true… yet too vivid to be a dream. Like fairy enchantment, our Midsummer Night’s Dream Jewellery Collection glitters in light beams.

This beautiful collection is reminiscent of a starry night sky and a foggy woodland lit by fireflies. Holding this artwork in your hand transports you to a midsummer night when you go on a voyage of unknown experiences, unravelling the secrets of freedom and compassion and discovering the light of your future aspirations.

We discovered a way to combine our obsession with Shakespeare and lifelong love of the theatre with our passion for working with sterling silver with our Midsummer Night’s Dream Jewellery Collection.

 

1. Midsummer Night’s Dream Bracelet

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  • Our bracelet is a one-of-a-kind work of art. Each item of jewellery is handcrafted by skilled artisans from historical designs, with each accessory formed, detailed, and decorated utilising the same time-honored processes used by goldsmiths and lapidaries throughout history.
  • The bracelet’s main body is S925 silver, and the double-chain design adds a feeling of layering. On the necklace, there are fireflies of all sizes waving their wings, and the imitation pearls are plated with a starry blue hue, and the silver outer ring is like a blue planet full of fantasy.
  • The hand-inlaid zirconium represents Polaris, who grants the request.

The unique colour matching replicates the dazzling stars and tiny fireflies, offering a midsummer night’s fantasy.

 

2. Midsummer Night’s Dream Necklace

  • ‘Starlight took off the night’s disguise, opened the 101th illusion, and the firefly directed my direction. Even is the starlight falls asleep, I won’t get lost’

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Thaya Jewels strives to bring you Dream jewellery, and this sterling silver necklace with firefly and a blue coloured fake pearl depicting A Midsummer Night’s Dream is given in a lovely and distinctive gift box.
  • Don’t keep your dreams in cages. The future will light up when you do.  We hope you enjoy your trip through Shakespeare’s creativity with this magnificent Midsummer Night’s Dream Necklace from Thaya Jewels.
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Takeaway

Creating and designing A Midsummer Night’s Dream Jewelry was one of the most satisfying projects we’ve ever worked on. And it is only the tip of the iceberg. Keep an eye on this section for updates on our future collection.

About The Midsummer Night Sky Play

It’s difficult to picture life without Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s plays and poetry have crossed the world since their creation four hundred years ago, encouraging people who see and read them to make them their own.

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of his most well-known and profitable works. We have a tragedy within a comedy in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The subject of children revolting against their parents: Two feuding families who are brought together by their children’s love.

The play is set in Athens and features numerous subplots centred on Theseus and Hippolyta’s marriage. A dispute between four Athenian lovers is one of the subplots. Another film follows a group of six amateur actors as they rehearse the play that will be performed before the wedding. Both parties end themselves in a forest inhabited by fairies who influence people while being engrossed in their own family drama. 

The play is one of Shakespeare’s most well-known and is often staged.

An Ode To The Ever Illuminating Midsummer Night Sky: Shop From Our Exclusive Collection image1

About Our Midsummer Night’s Dream Jewellery Collection

Every item of jewellery you possess tells a tale about you, a little about your personality and a little about your preferences. In a society when everyone is continuously looking for new ways to show their personality, what better way to do so than with Shakespeare’s wonderful play?

An Ode To The Ever Illuminating Midsummer Night Sky: Shop From Our Exclusive Collection image2

Thaya Jewels is no stranger to crafting magnificent jewellery collections with high detail and accuracy that can only be achieved through years of honing their artisan skills. This time, we were inspired by Shakespeare’s masterwork A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Our artists in France have been developing and creating 100% Pure Sterling Silver creations for us. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted and built to last.

This collection is inspired by William Shakespeare’s tragic love storey, intrigue, and otherworldly mischief that is too strange to be true… yet too vivid to be a dream. Like fairy enchantment, our Midsummer Night’s Dream Jewellery Collection glitters in light beams.

This beautiful collection is reminiscent of a starry night sky and a foggy woodland lit by fireflies. Holding this artwork in your hand transports you to a midsummer night when you go on a voyage of unknown experiences, unravelling the secrets of freedom and compassion and discovering the light of your future aspirations.

We discovered a way to combine our obsession with Shakespeare and lifelong love of the theatre with our passion for working with sterling silver with our Midsummer Night’s Dream Jewellery Collection.

1. Midsummer Night’s Dream Bracelet

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  • Our bracelet is a one-of-a-kind work of art. Each item of jewellery is handcrafted by skilled artisans from historical designs, with each accessory formed, detailed, and decorated utilising the same time-honored processes used by goldsmiths and lapidaries throughout history.
  • The bracelet’s main body is S925 silver, and the double-chain design adds a feeling of layering. On the necklace, there are fireflies of all sizes waving their wings, and the imitation pearls are plated with a starry blue hue, and the silver outer ring is like a blue planet full of fantasy.
  • The hand-inlaid zirconium represents Polaris, who grants the request.

The unique colour matching replicates the dazzling stars and tiny fireflies, offering a midsummer night’s fantasy.

2. Midsummer Night’s Dream Necklace

  • ‘Starlight took off the night’s disguise, opened the 101th illusion, and the firefly directed my direction. Even is the starlight falls asleep, I won’t get lost’

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Thaya Jewels strives to bring you Dream jewellery, and this sterling silver necklace with firefly and a blue coloured fake pearl depicting A Midsummer Night’s Dream is given in a lovely and distinctive gift box.
  • Don’t keep your dreams in cages. The future will light up when you do.  We hope you enjoy your trip through Shakespeare’s creativity with this magnificent Midsummer Night’s Dream Necklace from Thaya Jewels.
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Takeaway

Creating and designing A Midsummer Night’s Dream Jewelry was one of the most satisfying projects we’ve ever worked on. And it is only the tip of the iceberg. Keep an eye on this section for updates on our future collection.

2020’s Top Stories On Jewelry Trends

Jewellery plays a vital role in our overall look. The kind of jewelleries we choose tells a lot about our outfits and the way we want to present ourselves. While we keep up with the present fashion trends and try blending it with our style, somehow we fail to inculcate the jewellery trends not only because we prefer minimalist jewelleries as our go to pieces, but often we cut out accessories from our fashion bucket list.

In the article, we’ll be taking you through the year 2020 and the jewellery trends associated with it. So as you reach towards the end of the article we hope you’ll get a clear idea of how jewellery becomes a breathtaking part of a glamorous look.

 

1. Layered Neck-pieces

While 2020 was all about Quarantine and Lockdown, it didn’t stop people from exploring some never ending fashion aesthetic. One such trend is ‘Layering.’ Whether you’re opting for a bold Turtleneck or a V-neck Top, layered neck-pieces are capable of elevating your entire look. All you’ve got to do is make sure you keep in mind the kind of look you desire: Subtle or Bold. Then pick up perfect pieces for layering to add shimmers to your outfit.

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Layered Necklace at Etsy

 

2. Statement Chokers

Whether you’re opting for a bold and audacious look or simply choosing an effortless look, Chokers can genuinely change your entire outfit game. If you’re up for showing off your ‘bad girl’ outfit, then go for gothic chokers without a doubt. And if you’re keen on witnessing your inner diva, get your hands over adorned chokers that are way too beautiful to be left out.

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Rhinestone Decor Choker at Shein

 

3. Mismatched Earrings 

Well, when we say Mismatched Earrings, we don’t actually mean a pair or two totally different Earrings. Mismatched Earrings are made in such a way that they appear different in designs but still look like they belong together. While the fashion industry is evolving every now and then, jewelleries trends are setting up the bars. And amidst all this, mismatched earrings have found their way out. While this trend might seem too weird to be followed, it actually looks great.

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Mismatched Earrings at Thaya

 

4. Charm Bracelets

Picking up charm bracelets over plain ones is a complete mood. These, not only impart a different element to your styling but the charms also speak a lot about your personality because of course, we pick up charms that we feel are relatable to our interests and who we are as a person. And an advantage being: these can never go out of style and are a trendy piece of jewellery.

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Charm Bracelets at Ruby Lane

 

5. Midi Rings

Wearing just one or two rings went out of style long ago. Now it’s the era of Midi Rings that have taken over the Ring trends. This set of rings impart a bohemian and carefree look to your personality and outfits. So if you’re someone who prefers de-glam jewellery that aren’t way too funky, these are just made for you. And the best part being: these can go along with a number of outfits.

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Midi Rings at Bling Jewellery

There are a lot of jewellery trends that came to might last year, but not every trend is followable. So we picked up for you 5 jewellery trends that are easily accessible. Now turn that jewellery game on!

15 Things You Must Know About Vincent Van Gogh

The legendary artist Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30th, 1853 in Zundert Netherlands. Vincent was a dutch post-impressionist painter who though remaining undiscovered and unappreciated in his short life is now considered to be one of the most famous and influential artistic figures in the history of Western art. Perhaps one of the saddest figures in art history van Gogh took his own life at the age of 37 following many years of poverty and mental health problems. But we are here to celebrate his genius with 15 things you didn’t know about Vincent van Gogh. 

15 Things You Must Know About Vincent Van Gogh

 

1. There Were Actually Four Vincent van Gogh 

Though we can surely state that our Vincent van Gogh is a true one-in-a-million, the truth is that the Dutch artist was named after an older brother who was tragically stillborn. This lost brother in turn named after their grandfather also named Vincent van Gogh. And the name kept going down the family line when one of Vincent’s brothers Theo. Father’s a son and gave him the family name that seemed to be so popular. Van Gogh is still a common dutch surname to this day and we can only imagine how big the temptation must be for families to honor the iconic artist by naming their boys Vincent. 

 

2. He Likely Suffered From Multiple Mental Illnesses 

We are all familiar with van Gogh as being a symbol of sadness and the tortured artist archetype but his problems ran much deeper than just common depression. While studying his life and condition modern psychiatrists have determined that van Gogh was likely to have suffered from a large array of conditions including schizophrenia syphilis Hypergraphia a manic depression temporal lobe epilepsy and Geschwind syndrome. Many also believe that van Gogh was autistic as several family accounts have shown him to be a nun communicative and clumsy child. It’s just a shame that such a genius talent and mind had to exist in the period where little help was available for his ailments. 

 

3. He Didn’t Start Painting Until He Was 27 

The work of Van Gogh is an example to all of us who think it might be too late to follow their dreams. Though many art prodigies are famed for creating masterpieces in their childhood van Gogh didn’t put pencil or paint to paper until the age of 27. When he was thrown out of his family home after a series of failed and varied career accounts too poor to even afford a set of paints. He relied on a gift from his brother Theo the same brother who actually became responsible for helping van Gogh survive financially over the course of the next decade.

 

4. He Lived With And Loved A Prostitute

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Van Gogh famously had deep and long-lasting crushes in his life including on a widowed cousin and an upper-class woman named Eugenia who was famously disinterested.

The love of his life, however, was a Dutch prostitute named Sien whom he lived with for some time. Van Gogh not only took care of Sien but he also took care of her baby helping to raise the child even though it was not his own.

Sien can be seen in many event gulfs sketched portraits but it is known that this love affair drove a wedge between Vincent and the rest of his family. And after some persuasion from his brother Theo Vincent left Sien in The Hague and moved to Drenthe. Something many believe he always regretted. 

 

5. His Portrait Of Dr. Gachet Sold For $82.5 Million Dollars 

Alongside sunflowers and Starry Night, van gulfs painted a portrait of dr. Gachet is undoubted the artist’s most revered work. In his signature style, the oil on canvas painting depicts dr. Paul Gautier the man who took care of Vincent in the final few months of his life. Interestingly there are two authenticated versions of this portrait both of which were painted in June 1890, in 1990 at an auction house in New York City. The first version of the portrait of dr. Gachet was sold for a record price of eighty-two point five million dollars, that’s one hundred and fifty 1.2 million dollars in today’s money, making it the 13th most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction. 

 

6. He Was A Prolific Artist 

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During a career that lasted just over a decade, Van Gough created approximately 2,100 pieces of art. This collection included 860 oil paintings and many many sketched drawings. The bulk of his work was completed in France where he spent much of his life including the final two years. The paintings included landscape still lifes self-portraits and portraits of others with some of his most notable unmentioned works being sorrow and bedroom in Aires. When considered mathematically Van Gogh 20100 artworks over 10 years equates to four pieces per week, that is some pace compared to other revered artists like da Vinci for example. 

 

7. The Sunflowers Made Art History 

Although by the prices most famous works of art such today 62 million dollars is lightweight when the painting based with 15 sunflowers was sold in 1987. It signified a new direction in art sales and collecting. This was the highest price paid for a painting that was not an old master tripling the previous record.

 

8. 4 Of The Top 30 Most Expensive Paintings In History Are By Van Gogh 

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The four paintings by Van Gogh with the highest prices are the portrait of dr. Gachet sold for eighty-two point five million dollars in 1990.

The portrait of Joseph rule in Seoul for 58 million dollars plus the exchange of works in 1989. Irises 450 3.9 million in 1987. And portrait Dale artiste sambar Bay 470 1.5 million dollars in 1998.

The Afra mentioned vase with 15 sunflowers is number 46 on the list.

 

9. He Only Sold One Painting During His Lifetime 

Perhaps the most bittersweet fact of all it is believed that van Gogh only sold a single painting during the course of his life. Painted in 1888 the oil painting red vineyards near Aires was exhibited at the annual exhibition of Les plaintiff in Brussels in 1890 and was purchased by Anna Boch a fellow painter and art collector and friend of van Gogh for the sum of 400 francs. That amount equates to roughly $1,000 in today’s money. And the painting passed in the hands of a Russian collector named Sarah J Shooken before coming to its final resting place in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. 

 

10. His Time In Paris Turned Him Into A Master 

One viewpoint that is often a South by critics is that van Gogh was made into a true artistic master thanks to his two-year period in Paris France. Whilst van Gogh earlier paintings are rather somber in look and character the works produced between 1886 and 1888 like the sunflowers and self-portrait with a bandaged ear are full of color and thick with excessive oils. Almost a transition from sepia tones to glorious Technicolor van Gogh was sharing an apartment with his brother Theo at the time. And perhaps this period of relative stability helped his artistic senses to flourish. 

 

11. He Was Made Famous By His Sister-In-Law 

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Though it is hard to contemplate today the truth is that van Gogh remained an unknown artist throughout the entire course of his life. It was not until after his death and after the death of his brother Theo that his widowed sister-in-law Johanna made it her mission to spread his works across galleries and exhibitions.

Johanna inherited most of his pieces and when she died her son aptly named Vincent Jill to remember founded the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 1973 where most of his artwork still remains to this day.

 

12. He Was The First Selfie King 

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Though selfies are obviously seen as a recent phenomenon thanks to the invention of front-facing cell phone cameras. There is a strong case to regard van Gogh as the original selfie king. In a period of three years during his decade-long art career then golf produced a total of 43 self-portraits.

Some art critics have labeled this excessive number as an exercise in artistic vanity. Others have argued that due to Van Gogh extreme poverty and dire financial situation one of the subjects that he could always really replicate without having to pay a model or buy props was himself. Due to his lack of interaction with people finding even friends to pose for him would have been a huge challenge. 

 

13. He Painted Some Of His Iconic Works While In An Asylum 

Van Gogh had a significant mental breakdown in the winter of 1888 checking himself into the st. Paul Demma soul asylum shortly afterward. It was in this Asylum that he painted some of his most famous works most notably the amazing starry night, though the painting has come to be regarded as one of n golf’s very best. The truth is that the artist himself was not pleased with the final result. Van Gogh considered starry night to be a complete failure along with the rest of the pieces that he created in the asylum. We have to wonder whether his fragile mental state impeded his judgment at this time. 

 

14. He Likely Had An Affair With Artist Paul Gauguin 

He likely had an affair with artist Paul Gauguin and he may have been the one who cut off van Gogh ear. While the long-term object of Van Gogh affection was Dutch prostitutes the end. Many believed that he also had a brief affair with the painter at Paul Gauguin the two lived as roommates in the South of France and van Gogh himself described their bond as being electric. Though there was certainly affection between the two they shared the type of relationship that very often ventured into violence too. We have all heard different conflicting stories about the infamous act of van Gogh cutting his own ear off. The story goes that the two artists became involved in a raging argument that culminated in van Gogh slicing a portion of his own ear off. Later giving it to a prostitute however some scholars believe that go again an accomplished fencer in his day was actually responsible for the injury. Not wanting his roommate and sometime lover to go to jail they argue that van Gogh took the blame to avoid criminal charges. 

 

15. There Is A Theory That Van Gogh Was Murdered 

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Though the historical consensus has always been that van Gogh killed himself as a result of his poverty and his ailing mental health. There is doubt in some circles that the artists’ fatal gunshot wounds were self-inflicted. History tells us that van Gogh shot himself in the stomach in a field then walked a mile back to the inn in which he was staying to die.

However, some biographers believe that van Gogh was actually shot by a young teenager who used to incessantly mock him. They argue that given his mental state van Gogh might have seen this incident as a favor and therefore chose to die from his injuries rather than seek help. This theory is supported by the fact that there was no gun ever found nor were there painting supplies in the field that van Gogh came from. 

 

Conclusion

He has been immortalized in film and music, Van Gogh has been the subject of several different songs and movies over the years. Some of the most notable being Don McClain’s song Vincent the 1954 film lust for Life starring Kirk Douglas as Van Gogh. The 1990 film Vincent and Theo that focused on the relationship of the two brothers. And a particularly touching episode of Doctor Who in 2010 which saw Van Gogh being brought into the present day to be able to see how beloved his works are compared to the anonymity in which he died.

The legendary artist Vincent van Gogh was born on March 30th, 1853 in Zundert Netherlands. Vincent was a dutch post-impressionist painter who though remaining undiscovered and unappreciated in his short life is now considered to be one of the most famous and influential artistic figures in the history of Western art. Perhaps one of the saddest figures in art history van Gogh took his own life at the age of 37 following many years of poverty and mental health problems. But we are here to celebrate his genius with 15 things you didn’t know about Vincent van Gogh. 

15 Things You Must Know About Vincent Van Gogh

1. There Were Actually Four Vincent van Gogh 

Though we can surely state that our Vincent van Gogh is a true one-in-a-million, the truth is that the Dutch artist was named after an older brother who was tragically stillborn. This lost brother in turn named after their grandfather also named Vincent van Gogh. And the name kept going down the family line when one of Vincent’s brothers Theo. Father’s a son and gave him the family name that seemed to be so popular. Van Gogh is still a common dutch surname to this day and we can only imagine how big the temptation must be for families to honor the iconic artist by naming their boys Vincent. 

2. He Likely Suffered From Multiple Mental Illnesses 

We are all familiar with van Gogh as being a symbol of sadness and the tortured artist archetype but his problems ran much deeper than just common depression. While studying his life and condition modern psychiatrists have determined that van Gogh was likely to have suffered from a large array of conditions including schizophrenia syphilis Hypergraphia a manic depression temporal lobe epilepsy and Geschwind syndrome. Many also believe that van Gogh was autistic as several family accounts have shown him to be a nun communicative and clumsy child. It’s just a shame that such a genius talent and mind had to exist in the period where little help was available for his ailments. 

3. He Didn’t Start Painting Until He Was 27 

The work of Van Gogh is an example to all of us who think it might be too late to follow their dreams. Though many art prodigies are famed for creating masterpieces in their childhood van Gogh didn’t put pencil or paint to paper until the age of 27. When he was thrown out of his family home after a series of failed and varied career accounts too poor to even afford a set of paints. He relied on a gift from his brother Theo the same brother who actually became responsible for helping van Gogh survive financially over the course of the next decade.

4. He Lived With And Loved A Prostitute

15 Things You Must Know About Vincent Van Gogh living with van gogh c woman sien seated near the stove vincent van gogh collection kro ller mu ller museum otterlo the netherlands

Van Gogh famously had deep and long-lasting crushes in his life including on a widowed cousin and an upper-class woman named Eugenia who was famously disinterested.

The love of his life, however, was a Dutch prostitute named Sien whom he lived with for some time. Van Gogh not only took care of Sien but he also took care of her baby helping to raise the child even though it was not his own.

Sien can be seen in many event gulfs sketched portraits but it is known that this love affair drove a wedge between Vincent and the rest of his family. And after some persuasion from his brother Theo Vincent left Sien in The Hague and moved to Drenthe. Something many believe he always regretted. 

5. His Portrait Of Dr. Gachet Sold For $82.5 Million Dollars 

Alongside sunflowers and Starry Night, van gulfs painted a portrait of dr. Gachet is undoubted the artist’s most revered work. In his signature style, the oil on canvas painting depicts dr. Paul Gautier the man who took care of Vincent in the final few months of his life. Interestingly there are two authenticated versions of this portrait both of which were painted in June 1890, in 1990 at an auction house in New York City. The first version of the portrait of dr. Gachet was sold for a record price of eighty-two point five million dollars, that’s one hundred and fifty 1.2 million dollars in today’s money, making it the 13th most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction. 

6. He Was A Prolific Artist 

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During a career that lasted just over a decade, Van Gough created approximately 2,100 pieces of art. This collection included 860 oil paintings and many many sketched drawings. The bulk of his work was completed in France where he spent much of his life including the final two years. The paintings included landscape still lifes self-portraits and portraits of others with some of his most notable unmentioned works being sorrow and bedroom in Aires. When considered mathematically Van Gogh 20100 artworks over 10 years equates to four pieces per week, that is some pace compared to other revered artists like da Vinci for example. 

7. The Sunflowers Made Art History 

Although by the prices most famous works of art such today 62 million dollars is lightweight when the painting based with 15 sunflowers was sold in 1987. It signified a new direction in art sales and collecting. This was the highest price paid for a painting that was not an old master tripling the previous record.

8. 4 Of The Top 30 Most Expensive Paintings In History Are By Van Gogh 

15 Things You Must Know About Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night Over the Rhone 2

The four paintings by Van Gogh with the highest prices are the portrait of dr. Gachet sold for eighty-two point five million dollars in 1990.

The portrait of Joseph rule in Seoul for 58 million dollars plus the exchange of works in 1989. Irises 450 3.9 million in 1987. And portrait Dale artiste sambar Bay 470 1.5 million dollars in 1998. The Afra mentioned vase with 15 sunflowers is number 46 on the list.

9. He Only Sold One Painting During His Lifetime 

Perhaps the most bittersweet fact of all it is believed that van Gogh only sold a single painting during the course of his life. Painted in 1888 the oil painting red vineyards near Aires was exhibited at the annual exhibition of Les plaintiff in Brussels in 1890 and was purchased by Anna Boch a fellow painter and art collector and friend of van Gogh for the sum of 400 francs. That amount equates to roughly $1,000 in today’s money. And the painting passed in the hands of a Russian collector named Sarah J Shooken before coming to its final resting place in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow. 

10. His Time In Paris Turned Him Into A Master 

One viewpoint that is often a South by critics is that van Gogh was made into a true artistic master thanks to his two-year period in Paris France. Whilst van Gogh earlier paintings are rather somber in look and character the works produced between 1886 and 1888 like the sunflowers and self-portrait with a bandaged ear are full of color and thick with excessive oils. Almost a transition from sepia tones to glorious Technicolor van Gogh was sharing an apartment with his brother Theo at the time. And perhaps this period of relative stability helped his artistic senses to flourish. 

11. He Was Made Famous By His Sister-In-Law 

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Though it is hard to contemplate today the truth is that van Gogh remained an unknown artist throughout the entire course of his life. It was not until after his death and after the death of his brother Theo that his widowed sister-in-law Johanna made it her mission to spread his works across galleries and exhibitions.

Johanna inherited most of his pieces and when she died her son aptly named Vincent Jill to remember founded the van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 1973 where most of his artwork still remains to this day.

12. He Was The First Selfie King 

15 Things You Must Know About Vincent Van Gogh Van Gogh self portrait 1

Though selfies are obviously seen as a recent phenomenon thanks to the invention of front-facing cell phone cameras. There is a strong case to regard van Gogh as the original selfie king. In a period of three years during his decade-long art career then golf produced a total of 43 self-portraits. Some art critics have labeled this excessive number as an exercise in artistic vanity. Others have argued that due to Van Gogh extreme poverty and dire financial situation one of the subjects that he could always really replicate without having to pay a model or buy props was himself. Due to his lack of interaction with people finding even friends to pose for him would have been a huge challenge. 

13. He Painted Some Of His Iconic Works While In An Asylum 

Van Gogh had a significant mental breakdown in the winter of 1888 checking himself into the st. Paul Demma soul asylum shortly afterward. It was in this Asylum that he painted some of his most famous works most notably the amazing starry night, though the painting has come to be regarded as one of n golf’s very best. The truth is that the artist himself was not pleased with the final result. Van Gogh considered starry night to be a complete failure along with the rest of the pieces that he created in the asylum. We have to wonder whether his fragile mental state impeded his judgment at this time. 

14. He Likely Had An Affair With Artist Paul Gauguin 

He likely had an affair with artist Paul Gauguin and he may have been the one who cut off van Gogh ear. While the long-term object of Van Gogh affection was Dutch prostitutes the end. Many believed that he also had a brief affair with the painter at Paul Gauguin the two lived as roommates in the South of France and van Gogh himself described their bond as being electric. Though there was certainly affection between the two they shared the type of relationship that very often ventured into violence too. We have all heard different conflicting stories about the infamous act of van Gogh cutting his own ear off. The story goes that the two artists became involved in a raging argument that culminated in van Gogh slicing a portion of his own ear off. Later giving it to a prostitute however some scholars believe that go again an accomplished fencer in his day was actually responsible for the injury. Not wanting his roommate and sometime lover to go to jail they argue that van Gogh took the blame to avoid criminal charges. 

15. There Is A Theory That Van Gogh Was Murdered 

15 Things You Must Know About Vincent Van Gogh Graves of Vincent and Théodore Van Gogh

Though the historical consensus has always been that van Gogh killed himself as a result of his poverty and his ailing mental health. There is doubt in some circles that the artists’ fatal gunshot wounds were self-inflicted. History tells us that van Gogh shot himself in the stomach in a field then walked a mile back to the inn in which he was staying to die.

However, some biographers believe that van Gogh was actually shot by a young teenager who used to incessantly mock him. They argue that given his mental state van Gogh might have seen this incident as a favor and therefore chose to die from his injuries rather than seek help. This theory is supported by the fact that there was no gun ever found nor were there painting supplies in the field that van Gogh came from. 

Conclusion

He has been immortalized in film and music, Van Gogh has been the subject of several different songs and movies over the years. Some of the most notable being Don McClain’s song Vincent the 1954 film lust for Life starring Kirk Douglas as Van Gogh. The 1990 film Vincent and Theo that focused on the relationship of the two brothers. And a particularly touching episode of Doctor Who in 2010 which saw Van Gogh being brought into the present day to be able to see how beloved his works are compared to the anonymity in which he died.

Aurora Borealis “The Northern Lights” – A Deep Look

Aurora borealis … A splendid luminous phenomenon that makes everyone dream. Like all natural events, aurora borealis are unpredictable. Yet there are places in the world where it is easier to see them. State of play from Lapland to Iceland, via Canada, Alaska, and Russia.”

 

What Is Aurora Borealis?

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“Aurora” word comes from Latin meaning sunrise: it is also the name of the Roman goddess of dawn, and “Borealis” refers to the Greek name for the north wind.

The aurora borealis is part of the polar aurora family. There are northern lights that are only visible in the northern hemisphere, including Iceland, and southern lights that are only visible in the southern hemisphere. A polar aurora is characterized by colored trails dancing in the sky.

 

How Does It Occur?

According to scientists, this phenomenon is the result of the collision of energetically charged particles with atoms in a high-altitude atmosphere. This solar wind is then directed into the atmosphere by the Earth’s magnetic field.

A geomagnetic storm is an important part of the weather conditions of space. It is caused by a shock wave from the solar wind or magnetic field cloud. It is caused by the temporary magnetic disturbance in an interplanetary medium.

Magnetic storms are common during the solar cycle for 11 years, so the aurora borealis also evolves periodically. From 3 years during the cycle, magnetic storms are common.

 

What Colors Are In Aurora Borealis?

The northern and southern lights are most often fluorescent green, orange and purple with shades of red, pink, blue and yellow. These colors are created by the gases present in the air: a subtle mixture of oxygen and nitrogen.

 

Where Can One See It?

Aurora borealis is visible in the Nordic countries above latitude 60 ° N. Conversely, southern lights are visible below latitude 60 ° S.

Northern lights are easily visible from Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the northern part of Russia. During geomagnetic storms, the aurora borealis observation zone is larger and stronger: they are then visible at lower latitudes (as in the Baltic countries) but the aurora borealis zone is more active between 10 ° and 20 ° from the North Pole.

 

Why It Should Be In The Must-Visit List?

You will have to move away from the locality where you are to not undergo more light pollution. Maximize your chances of seeing polar aurora while enjoying a nice dark sky. If the moon is in the sky and is bright, it will slightly hinder the visibility of the weakest auroras.

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The weather is good? The sky is not cloudy? So cross your fingers, and wait. Look around you,  dawn is coming soon!

Reminder: if you have a little space in your bags, take with you an insulating mat (foam, like gym mat). You can lie down and enjoy the sky without having to hurt your neck by sticking your head back. In addition, at ground level, the wind will be weaker than at the man’s height. Here you will find ideas of where to go according to your tastes (at the seaside along the Norwegian coast, tundra in Finnish lands, etc.) and ideas of road-trips.

The recommended observation period is from September 21st to March 21st, especially to the equinoxes, and ideally between 6 pm and 1 am.

If the winter months offer beautiful polar nights, snowstorms can spoil the show. In the same way, the clouds are rather troublesome for the observation: the sky must be cleared so that the aurora is well visible. So choose, according to your destination, the driest months. And, of course, it must be dark, so stay away from the pollutions of cities.

 

Do Sunspots Affect The Aurora Borealis?

Yes and no. The solar cycle refers to the number of spots on the surface of the sun. This cycle is 11 to 15 years old. When the sun is the most active and has many sunspots, it is the solar maximum. Conversely, when the number of sunspots is at its lowest, it is the solar minimum.

Aurora borealis is more intense and active around the solar maximum and within three to four years after this peak. During this period, they can be seen further south than usual because of the greater number of electrically charged particles reaching the Earth. However, polar auroras are not affected by these changes in solar activity. Thus, although it may be said that sunspots affect the appearance of auroras, this does not apply in regions located in the auroral ovals.

 

Are Animals Affected By Aurora Borealis?

It is common for dogs to fix the sky and bark during an aurora borealis. We can assume that the other animals also perceive them. Although we have no certainty, it is often reported that animals can feel things that often escape men. It is quite possible that some animals may feel the natural disturbance caused by an active aurora borealis.

 

Does Aurora Borealis Produce Sound?

Some people who are frequently exposed to the aurora borealis, particularly in Inuit communities, claim to have heard them produce a sound. Scientifically, it’s hard to prove, as the sound does not travel at the same speed as the light. The dawn is more than 100 km in the sky. If it emitted a sound, it should propagate at the speed of light, otherwise, it would be audible so long after the onset of dawn that you could not make a connection between the two events. Audio recordings of the aurora borealis have been attempted, with no results yet.

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There are theories that state that aurora borealis electrical emissions can actually produce audible sound, but no evidence has been provided so far.

 

Does Moonlight Affect The Northern Lights?

It depends on the intensity of the aurora borealis. The moon can limit or even prevent their visibility when they are tenuous. Thus, in order to observe them without difficulty, it is advisable to travel during the new moon.

However, if you have the chance to witness a particularly bright aurora borealis, you will be able to contemplate it even during the full moon.

 

What Is The Difference Between Aurora Borealis And Aurora Australis?

The aurora borealis and the aurora Australis are mirror images of each other. When it is summer in the Arctic Circle and the aurora borealis is not visible, it is winter in Antarctica and the aurora Australis will be observable, and vice versa.

Aurora borealis are more popular with tourists because they are more easily accessible and the regions where they take place are more hospitable. In winter, the Antarctic continent is surrounded by a wide pack ice belt, making access very difficult. By comparison, the Norwegian coast, Alaska, northern Canada, southern Greenland, Iceland and the northern tip of Russia and Scandinavia are populated areas offering all kinds of opportunities for travelers wishing to admire the Northern Lights.

 

Are Aurora Borealis Visible From Space?

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The northern and southern lights are both visible from space. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station can observe both types of the aurora as they travel around the globe. But, given space, the show is much less varied than on the mainland. Views of the Earth, the auroral structures unfold in the sky and change according to your distance from them. So from the ground, no aurora borealis resembles another. Which is not true seen from space.

 

This Phenomenon Is Observed On Other Planets?

There are auroral emissions on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and, presumably, also on Uranus and Neptune. The auroras on Jupiter and Saturn produce infrared and ultraviolet emissions invisible to the naked eye, but we can observe them through specific cameras. These planets may also have visible auroras, but they would look nothing like the ones we have on Earth.

The phenomenon is also observed on Mars, but on a different mode from that of other planets. Unlike the Earth, Mars does not have a planetary magnetic field.

The auroras being subject to the planetary magnetic fields, the auroras on Mars do not appear in streaks like on our planet. They are much more localized and appear only above magnetic rocks located on the surface.

 

Does Aurora Borealis Present Any Danger?

The aurora borealis is so high in the atmosphere that they do not pose any danger to people watching from the ground.

By itself, dawn is not dangerous, but the electrically charged particles that are produced could have a detrimental effect on technological infrastructure and devices. The particles produce an electric current that reaches the ground. In particularly extreme circumstances, this could affect high-voltage lines, oil and gas pipelines, computer networks, and cloud systems. There could also be a risk for planes flying at very high altitudes. However, very few planes are able to fly so high, and even then, they would not stay in the danger zone long enough to actually run a risk.

Aurora borealis … A splendid luminous phenomenon that makes everyone dream. Like all natural events, aurora borealis are unpredictable. Yet there are places in the world where it is easier to see them. State of play from Lapland to Iceland, via Canada, Alaska, and Russia.”

What Is Aurora Borealis?

“Aurora” word comes from Latin meaning sunrise: it is also the name of the Roman goddess of dawn, and “Borealis” refers to the Greek name for the north wind.

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The aurora borealis is part of the polar aurora family. There are northern lights that are only visible in the northern hemisphere, including Iceland, and southern lights that are only visible in the southern hemisphere. A polar aurora is characterized by colored trails dancing in the sky.

How Does It Occur?

According to scientists, this phenomenon is the result of the collision of energetically charged particles with atoms in a high-altitude atmosphere. This solar wind is then directed into the atmosphere by the Earth’s magnetic field.

A geomagnetic storm is an important part of the weather conditions of space. It is caused by a shock wave from the solar wind or magnetic field cloud. It is caused by the temporary magnetic disturbance in an interplanetary medium.

Magnetic storms are common during the solar cycle for 11 years, so the aurora borealis also evolves periodically. From 3 years during the cycle, magnetic storms are common.

What Colors Are In Aurora Borealis?

The northern and southern lights are most often fluorescent green, orange and purple with shades of red, pink, blue and yellow. These colors are created by the gases present in the air: a subtle mixture of oxygen and nitrogen.

Where Can One See It?

Aurora borealis is visible in the Nordic countries above latitude 60 ° N. Conversely, southern lights are visible below latitude 60 ° S.

Northern lights are easily visible from Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and the northern part of Russia. During geomagnetic storms, the aurora borealis observation zone is larger and stronger: they are then visible at lower latitudes (as in the Baltic countries) but the aurora borealis zone is more active between 10 ° and 20 ° from the North Pole.

Why It Should Be In The Must-Visit List?

You will have to move away from the locality where you are to not undergo more light pollution. Maximize your chances of seeing polar aurora while enjoying a nice dark sky. If the moon is in the sky and is bright, it will slightly hinder the visibility of the weakest auroras.

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The weather is good? The sky is not cloudy? So cross your fingers, and wait. Look around you,  dawn is coming soon!

Reminder: if you have a little space in your bags, take with you an insulating mat (foam, like gym mat). You can lie down and enjoy the sky without having to hurt your neck by sticking your head back. In addition, at ground level, the wind will be weaker than at the man’s height. Here you will find ideas of where to go according to your tastes (at the seaside along the Norwegian coast, tundra in Finnish lands, etc.) and ideas of road-trips.

The recommended observation period is from September 21st to March 21st, especially to the equinoxes, and ideally between 6 pm and 1 am.

If the winter months offer beautiful polar nights, snowstorms can spoil the show. In the same way, the clouds are rather troublesome for the observation: the sky must be cleared so that the aurora is well visible. So choose, according to your destination, the driest months. And, of course, it must be dark, so stay away from the pollutions of cities.

Do Sunspots Affect The Aurora Borealis?

Yes and no. The solar cycle refers to the number of spots on the surface of the sun. This cycle is 11 to 15 years old. When the sun is the most active and has many sunspots, it is the solar maximum. Conversely, when the number of sunspots is at its lowest, it is the solar minimum.

Aurora borealis is more intense and active around the solar maximum and within three to four years after this peak. During this period, they can be seen further south than usual because of the greater number of electrically charged particles reaching the Earth. However, polar auroras are not affected by these changes in solar activity. Thus, although it may be said that sunspots affect the appearance of auroras, this does not apply in regions located in the auroral ovals.

Are Animals Affected By Aurora Borealis?

It is common for dogs to fix the sky and bark during an aurora borealis. We can assume that the other animals also perceive them. Although we have no certainty, it is often reported that animals can feel things that often escape men. It is quite possible that some animals may feel the natural disturbance caused by an active aurora borealis.

Does Aurora Borealis Produce Sound?

Some people who are frequently exposed to the aurora borealis, particularly in Inuit communities, claim to have heard them produce a sound. Scientifically, it’s hard to prove, as the sound does not travel at the same speed as the light. The dawn is more than 100 km in the sky. If it emitted a sound, it should propagate at the speed of light, otherwise, it would be audible so long after the onset of dawn that you could not make a connection between the two events. Audio recordings of the aurora borealis have been attempted, with no results yet.

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There are theories that state that aurora borealis electrical emissions can actually produce audible sound, but no evidence has been provided so far.

Does Moonlight Affect The Northern Lights?

It depends on the intensity of the aurora borealis. The moon can limit or even prevent their visibility when they are tenuous. Thus, in order to observe them without difficulty, it is advisable to travel during the new moon.

However, if you have the chance to witness a particularly bright aurora borealis, you will be able to contemplate it even during the full moon.

What Is The Difference Between Aurora Borealis And Aurora Australis?

The aurora borealis and the aurora Australis are mirror images of each other. When it is summer in the Arctic Circle and the aurora borealis is not visible, it is winter in Antarctica and the aurora Australis will be observable, and vice versa.

Aurora borealis are more popular with tourists because they are more easily accessible and the regions where they take place are more hospitable. In winter, the Antarctic continent is surrounded by a wide pack ice belt, making access very difficult. By comparison, the Norwegian coast, Alaska, northern Canada, southern Greenland, Iceland and the northern tip of Russia and Scandinavia are populated areas offering all kinds of opportunities for travelers wishing to admire the Northern Lights.

Are Aurora Borealis Visible From Space?

The northern and southern lights are both visible from space. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station can observe both types of the aurora as they travel around the globe. But, given space, the show is much less varied than on the mainland. Views of the Earth, the auroral structures unfold in the sky and change according to your distance from them. So from the ground, no aurora borealis resembles another. Which is not true seen from space.

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This Phenomenon Is Observed On Other Planets?

There are auroral emissions on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and, presumably, also on Uranus and Neptune. The auroras on Jupiter and Saturn produce infrared and ultraviolet emissions invisible to the naked eye, but we can observe them through specific cameras. These planets may also have visible auroras, but they would look nothing like the ones we have on Earth.

The phenomenon is also observed on Mars, but on a different mode from that of other planets. Unlike the Earth, Mars does not have a planetary magnetic field.

The auroras being subject to the planetary magnetic fields, the auroras on Mars do not appear in streaks like on our planet. They are much more localized and appear only above magnetic rocks located on the surface.

Does Aurora Borealis Present Any Danger?

The aurora borealis is so high in the atmosphere that they do not pose any danger to people watching from the ground.

By itself, dawn is not dangerous, but the electrically charged particles that are produced could have a detrimental effect on technological infrastructure and devices. The particles produce an electric current that reaches the ground. In particularly extreme circumstances, this could affect high-voltage lines, oil and gas pipelines, computer networks, and cloud systems. There could also be a risk for planes flying at very high altitudes. However, very few planes are able to fly so high, and even then, they would not stay in the danger zone long enough to actually run a risk.

How To Make Enamel Jewelry

What Is Enamel?

Enamel is a glass crystal used in decoration. It also makes jewelry. Enameling is a technique commonly used in costume jewelry, it is also found in fine jewelry. It consists of heating shards of glass at very high temperatures to obtain colorful decorations.

The enamel is part of the family of glasses, so it has the same characteristics as the latter: resistance and unalterability.

When the enamel is applied to terracotta, we obtain ceramics. The use of terracotta makes it possible to handle a light and easy-to-shape material, then the enamel brings the hardness, resistance, and color.

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The Enameling Process

The enameling process has four distinct steps:

  1. The first is the manufacture of the crucible. The latter can be done by hand in refractory clay. It must be dried for seven months at a temperature of 30 ° C at the beginning and then gradually increased to 1400 ° C. This process should last eight days. The crucible is a container for cooking the enamel.
  2. The second step of enameling is fusion. This consists of melting all the components to produce enamel.
  3. The third stage of manufacture is the exit of the enamel infusion. After 14 hours of time, at a temperature of 1400 ° C, the enamel melts in the crucible. Then, it is cooled in a mold.
  4. The fourth and final step in the process is grinding. This stage consists of transforming the enamel powder. Making enamels requires these steps to be followed.

 

Different Enameling Techniques:

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This technique involves creating patterns using a flat, thin wire, bent and curved. This wire is deposited on its edge, then heated on the metal to create compartments that will then be filled with fine powder enamel.

The piece is then baked so that the enamel merges with the metal base.

 

1. The Champlevé

With the champlevé technique, the metal is dug and leveled by etching or hammering to create cells. These cells are then filled with enamel powder to obtain beautiful patterns once the enamel melted after cooking.

 

2. Inlaid Enamel Also Called Enamel In Round Bump

The enamel is applied on a shaped surface, even on carved figurines. It is applied wet but is held in place by a thin layer of organic glue.

 

3. Enameling With Low Reliefs

Inspired by the champlevé technique, this consists of engraving the pattern on the surface of the metal which is then covered with translucent enamel. This creates a gradient of color shades: the deeper areas become darker.

 

4. Painted Enamel

For this technique, the enamel is very finely ground and mixed with a fine paste with pure oil.

 

5. The Enamel Plique Up To Date

Here the enamel is not fused to the background, it adheres to the sides of the metal. The pattern is cut in a sheet of metal, and the enamel, wet, adheres to the cells by capillarity. This technique creates a stained glass effect by letting the light through the translucent enamel.

 

Enameling is a delicate technique that requires very good knowledge.

There are resins to obtain a result visually similar to enamel but without cooking. These resins can be used on almost all substrates and, once mixed with a hardener, freeze without going through the delicate stage of cooking.

However, the resins have not at all the same properties as enamel and are much less resistant than the latter.

 

Enamel Jewelry

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The enamel makes jewelry. The enamel jewels require the fusion of the enamel powder.

For this, it is necessary to use an adequate material of high temperature (about 150 to 180 ° C). After, the jewel must be cooled.

It can melt several times when needed. Enamel jewelry is a personalized accessory.

What Is Enamel?

Enamel is a glass crystal used in decoration. It also makes jewelry. Enameling is a technique commonly used in costume jewelry, it is also found in fine jewelry. It consists of heating shards of glass at very high temperatures to obtain colorful decorations.

The enamel is part of the family of glasses, so it has the same characteristics as the latter: resistance and unalterability.

When the enamel is applied to terracotta, we obtain ceramics. The use of terracotta makes it possible to handle a light and easy-to-shape material, then the enamel brings the hardness, resistance, and color.

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The Enameling Process

The enameling process has four distinct steps:

  1. The first is the manufacture of the crucible. The latter can be done by hand in refractory clay. It must be dried for seven months at a temperature of 30 ° C at the beginning and then gradually increased to 1400 ° C. This process should last eight days. The crucible is a container for cooking the enamel.
  2. The second step of enameling is fusion. This consists of melting all the components to produce enamel.
  3. The third stage of manufacture is the exit of the enamel infusion. After 14 hours of time, at a temperature of 1400 ° C, the enamel melts in the crucible. Then, it is cooled in a mold.
  4. The fourth and final step in the process is grinding. This stage consists of transforming the enamel powder. Making enamels requires these steps to be followed.

Different Enameling Techniques:

This technique involves creating patterns using a flat, thin wire, bent and curved. This wire is deposited on its edge, then heated on the metal to create compartments that will then be filled with fine powder enamel. The piece is then baked so that the enamel merges with the metal base.

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1. The Champlevé

With the champlevé technique, the metal is dug and leveled by etching or hammering to create cells. These cells are then filled with enamel powder to obtain beautiful patterns once the enamel melted after cooking.

2. Inlaid Enamel Also Called Enamel In Round Bump

The enamel is applied on a shaped surface, even on carved figurines. It is applied wet but is held in place by a thin layer of organic glue.

3. Enameling With Low Reliefs

Inspired by the champlevé technique, this consists of engraving the pattern on the surface of the metal which is then covered with translucent enamel. This creates a gradient of color shades: the deeper areas become darker.

4. Painted Enamel

For this technique, the enamel is very finely ground and mixed with a fine paste with pure oil.

5. The Enamel Plique Up To Date

Here the enamel is not fused to the background, it adheres to the sides of the metal. The pattern is cut in a sheet of metal, and the enamel, wet, adheres to the cells by capillarity. This technique creates a stained glass effect by letting the light through the translucent enamel.

Enameling is a delicate technique that requires very good knowledge.

There are resins to obtain a result visually similar to enamel but without cooking. These resins can be used on almost all substrates and, once mixed with a hardener, freeze without going through the delicate stage of cooking.

However, the resins have not at all the same properties as enamel and are much less resistant than the latter.

Enamel Jewelry

How To Make Enamel Jewelry thayajewels enamel 3

The enamel makes jewelry. The enamel jewels require the fusion of the enamel powder. For this, it is necessary to use an adequate material of high temperature (about 150 to 180 ° C). After, the jewel must be cooled. It can melt several times when needed. Enamel jewelry is a personalized accessory.

Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” – A Deep Look

Widely hailed as Van Gogh’s magnum opus, the painting depicts the view outside his sanatorium room window at night, although it was painted from memory during the day.

 

History And Introduction

Starry Night depicts a dreamy interpretation of the artist’s asylum room’s sweeping view of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Though Van Gogh revisited this scene in his work on several occasions, “Starry Night” is the only nocturnal study of the view.

Thus, in addition to descriptions evident in the myriad of letters he wrote to his brother, Theo, it offers a rare nighttime glimpse into what the artist saw while in isolation. “Through the iron-barred window I can make out a square of wheat in an enclosure,” he wrote in May of 1889, “above which in the morning I see the sun rise in its glory.”

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An end-of-the-world cataclysm invades Van Gogh’s Starry Night, one of apocalypses filled with melting aerolites and comets adrift. One has the impression that the artist has expelled his inner conflict onto a canvas. Everything here is brewed in a huge cosmic fusion. The sole exception is the village in the foreground with its architectural elements.

Several months after painting Starry Night, Van Gogh wrote: “Why, I say to myself, should the spots of light in the firmament be less accessible to us than the black spots on the map of France? Just as we take the train to go to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to go to a star.”

“I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.”
– Vincent van Gogh

The artist is looking down on a village from an imaginary viewpoint. It is framed by his newly-discovered motifs: at left a cypress towers skywards; at right, a group of olive trees cluster into the cloud, and against the horizon run the undulating waves of the Alpilles. Van Gogh’s treatment of his motifs prompts associations with fire, mist and the sea, and the elemental power of the natural scene combines with the intangible cosmic drama of the stars. The eternal natural universe cradles the human settlement idyllically, yet also surrounds it menacingly. The village itself might be anywhere, Saint-Remy or Nuenen recalled in a nocturnal mood. The church spire seems to be stretching up into the elements, at once an antenna and a lightning conductor, like some kind of provincial Eiffel Tower (the fascination of which was never far from van Gogh’s nocturnes). Van Gogh’s mountains and trees (particularly the cypresses) had hardly been discovered but they seemed to crackle with an electric charge. Confident that he had grasped their natural appearance, Van Gogh set out to remake their image in the service of the symbolic. Together with the firmament, these landscape features are singing the praises of Creation in this painting.

“I have done another landscape with olive trees, and a new study of the ‘starry sky'”, was van Gogh’s way of describing the painting in his letter to Theo.“Although I have not seen the new pictures by Gauguin and Bernard, I am fairly certain that these two studies are similarly conceived. When you see them some time I shall be able to give you a better idea of the things Gauguin, Bernard and I often used to talk about and occupy ourselves with than I can do in words; it is not a return to Romanticism or to religious ideas, no. But via Delacroix one can express more of Nature and the country, by means of colour and an individual drawing style, than might appear.” Van Gogh is making various points here. First, his synthesis of motifs was his first echo of work with Gauguin since his breakdown. The nighttime scene (this is something that had only just become important to van Gogh) offers the visual imagination its most distinctive, unique field of activity, since the lack of light requires the compensatory use of visual memory.

Van Gogh used the memory method in his nocturnal scene; his discovery of the luminous power of darkness was a personal aesthetic discovery and needed no Gauguin as catalyst. Second, van Gogh was drawing upon his long-lost model Delacroix again, and the principle of contrast; once he paused to reflect on what he had achieved in recent weeks he found his attention drawn back to the colourist techniques which he himself had developed so far. Third, he was searching for the essence of the landscape, its very being – a way of registering its symbolic power, its vitality, its flux and constancy, all in one.

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Interpretations of this painting are legion. Some claim it is a perfectly realistic account of the position of the stars in June 1889. This, needless to say, is perfectly possible. But the twisting, spiralling lines have nothing to do with the Northern Lights or the Milky Way or some spiral nebula or other.

Others say that van Gogh was expressing a personal Gethsemane; they back this up by referring to the discussion of Christ on the Mount of Olives that he was currently engaged in, in his correspondence with Gauguin and Bernard. This too may be so; it is possible that premonitions of sufferings to come are articulated in the picture. But Biblical allegory is present throughout Van Gogh’s oeuvre, and he had no need of a special motif, least of all a starry sky, with all its associations of Arles and Utopian visions. Rather, van Gogh was trying to summarize; and his resume juxtaposed natural, scientific, philosophical and personal elements. Starry Night is an attempt to express a state of shock, and cypresses, olive trees and mountains had acted as van Gogh’s catalyst. More intensely, perhaps, than ever before, van Gogh was interested in the material actuality of his motifs as much as in their symbolic dimensions.

There had been hills in Arles too, of course. But they entered his panoramic scenes as idyllic touches. His landscapes included the harvest, passing trains, isolated farmsteads and distant towns; and the hills were simply one more detail. In Arles, van Gogh’s dream had been of the harmony of things and of the spatial dimensions in which that harmony could be felt. None of that remained. The hills rose up steep and abruptly now, menacing, threatening to drag the lonesome soul down into vertiginous depths.

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Starry Night has risen to the peak of artistic achievements. Although Van Gogh sold only one painting in his whole life, “Starry Night” is an icon of modern art, the Mona Lisa for our time. As Leonardo da Vinci evoked a Renaissance ideal of serenity and self-control, Van Gogh defined how we see our own age – wracked with solitude and uncertainty. Since 1941 Starry Night has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

 

10 Facts that You Don’t Know About “The Starry Night”

1) Vincent Van Gogh painted “Starry Night” in 1889 from a room in the mental asylum at Saint-Remy where was recovering from mental illness and his ear amputation.

2) Van Gogh painted the view from his east-facing window in the asylum 21 times. Although the series depicts various times of day and night and different weather conditions, all the works include the line of rolling hills in the distance. None show the bars on the window of his room.

3) The artist considered “The Starry Night,” which one day would rank among his most famous works, to be a failure, according to what he wrote to his brother.

4) Physicist Jose Luis Aragon compared the turbulent play of light and dark in such works as “Starry Night” to the mathematical expression of turbulence in such natural occurrences as whirlpools and air streams. He found they matched very closely. Two other Van Gogh paintings from 1890, WheatField with Crows and Road with Cypress and Star also feature this mathematical parallel. Aragon suggests that since the artist created these particular artworks during periods of extreme mental agitation, Van Gogh was uniquely able to accurately communicate that agitation using precise gradations of luminescence.

5) Analysts of “Starry Night” emphasize the symbolism of the stylized cypress tree in the foreground, linking it to death and Van Gogh’s eventual suicide. However, the cypress also represents immortality. In the painting, the tree reaches into the sky, serving as a direct connection between the earth and the heavens. The artist may have been making more of a hopeful statement than many credit him with. This positive interpretation of the cypress symbolism hearkens back to a letter to his brother in which the artist likened death to a train that travels to the stars.

6) In his 2015 book, “Cosmographics,” Michael Benson contends that the inspiration behind the distinctive swirls in the sky of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” is an 1845 drawing by astronomer William Parsons, Earl of Rosse, of the Whirlpool Galaxy.

7) Research has confirmed that the dominant morning star in the painting is actually Venus, which was in a similar position at the time Van Gogh was working on “Starry Night,” and it would have shone brightly, just as Van Gogh painted it.

8) The moon in the painting would not have been in the crescent phase as shown at the time Van Gogh painted “Starry Night.” In reality, it would have been gibbous, or about three-quarters full.

9) Pathologist Paul Wolf postulated in 2001 that the artist’s fondness for yellow in paintings like “Starry Night” resulted from taking too much digitalis, a treatment in his day for epilepsy.

10) The painting resonates with art fans and the general public to the present day due in part to its vibrant palette and the swirling motion that seems to draw viewers right into the center of the artist’s fantastical vision.

Widely hailed as Van Gogh’s magnum opus, the painting depicts the view outside his sanatorium room window at night, although it was painted from memory during the day.

History And Introduction

Starry Night depicts a dreamy interpretation of the artist’s asylum room’s sweeping view of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. Though Van Gogh revisited this scene in his work on several occasions, “Starry Night” is the only nocturnal study of the view. Thus, in addition to descriptions evident in the myriad of letters he wrote to his brother, Theo, it offers a rare nighttime glimpse into what the artist saw while in isolation. “Through the iron-barred window I can make out a square of wheat in an enclosure,” he wrote in May of 1889, “above which in the morning I see the sun rise in its glory.”

Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" - A Deep Look van gogh la nuit etoilee 1

An end-of-the-world cataclysm invades Van Gogh’s Starry Night, one of apocalypses filled with melting aerolites and comets adrift. One has the impression that the artist has expelled his inner conflict onto a canvas. Everything here is brewed in a huge cosmic fusion. The sole exception is the village in the foreground with its architectural elements. Several months after painting Starry Night, Van Gogh wrote: “Why, I say to myself, should the spots of light in the firmament be less accessible to us than the black spots on the map of France? Just as we take the train to go to Tarascon or Rouen, we take death to go to a star.”

“I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.”
– Vincent van Gogh

The artist is looking down on a village from an imaginary viewpoint. It is framed by his newly-discovered motifs: at left a cypress towers skywards; at right, a group of olive trees cluster into the cloud, and against the horizon run the undulating waves of the Alpilles. Van Gogh’s treatment of his motifs prompts associations with fire, mist and the sea, and the elemental power of the natural scene combines with the intangible cosmic drama of the stars. The eternal natural universe cradles the human settlement idyllically, yet also surrounds it menacingly. The village itself might be anywhere, Saint-Remy or Nuenen recalled in a nocturnal mood. The church spire seems to be stretching up into the elements, at once an antenna and a lightning conductor, like some kind of provincial Eiffel Tower (the fascination of which was never far from van Gogh’s nocturnes). Van Gogh’s mountains and trees (particularly the cypresses) had hardly been discovered but they seemed to crackle with an electric charge. Confident that he had grasped their natural appearance, Van Gogh set out to remake their image in the service of the symbolic. Together with the firmament, these landscape features are singing the praises of Creation in this painting.

“I have done another landscape with olive trees, and a new study of the ‘starry sky'”, was van Gogh’s way of describing the painting in his letter to Theo.“Although I have not seen the new pictures by Gauguin and Bernard, I am fairly certain that these two studies are similarly conceived. When you see them some time I shall be able to give you a better idea of the things Gauguin, Bernard and I often used to talk about and occupy ourselves with than I can do in words; it is not a return to Romanticism or to religious ideas, no. But via Delacroix one can express more of Nature and the country, by means of colour and an individual drawing style, than might appear.” Van Gogh is making various points here. First, his synthesis of motifs was his first echo of work with Gauguin since his breakdown. The nighttime scene (this is something that had only just become important to van Gogh) offers the visual imagination its most distinctive, unique field of activity, since the lack of light requires the compensatory use of visual memory.

Van Gogh used the memory method in his nocturnal scene; his discovery of the luminous power of darkness was a personal aesthetic discovery and needed no Gauguin as catalyst. Second, van Gogh was drawing upon his long-lost model Delacroix again, and the principle of contrast; once he paused to reflect on what he had achieved in recent weeks he found his attention drawn back to the colourist techniques which he himself had developed so far. Third, he was searching for the essence of the landscape, its very being – a way of registering its symbolic power, its vitality, its flux and constancy, all in one.

Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" - A Deep Look van goghs starry night halloween tv

Interpretations of this painting are legion. Some claim it is a perfectly realistic account of the position of the stars in June 1889. This, needless to say, is perfectly possible. But the twisting, spiralling lines have nothing to do with the Northern Lights or the Milky Way or some spiral nebula or other.

Others say that van Gogh was expressing a personal Gethsemane; they back this up by referring to the discussion of Christ on the Mount of Olives that he was currently engaged in, in his correspondence with Gauguin and Bernard. This too may be so; it is possible that premonitions of sufferings to come are articulated in the picture. But Biblical allegory is present throughout Van Gogh’s oeuvre, and he had no need of a special motif, least of all a starry sky, with all its associations of Arles and Utopian visions. Rather, van Gogh was trying to summarize; and his resume juxtaposed natural, scientific, philosophical and personal elements. Starry Night is an attempt to express a state of shock, and cypresses, olive trees and mountains had acted as van Gogh’s catalyst. More intensely, perhaps, than ever before, van Gogh was interested in the material actuality of his motifs as much as in their symbolic dimensions.

There had been hills in Arles too, of course. But they entered his panoramic scenes as idyllic touches. His landscapes included the harvest, passing trains, isolated farmsteads and distant towns; and the hills were simply one more detail. In Arles, van Gogh’s dream had been of the harmony of things and of the spatial dimensions in which that harmony could be felt. None of that remained. The hills rose up steep and abruptly now, menacing, threatening to drag the lonesome soul down into vertiginous depths.

Van Gogh's "The Starry Night" - A Deep Look 999

Starry Night has risen to the peak of artistic achievements. Although Van Gogh sold only one painting in his whole life, “Starry Night” is an icon of modern art, the Mona Lisa for our time. As Leonardo da Vinci evoked a Renaissance ideal of serenity and self-control, Van Gogh defined how we see our own age – wracked with solitude and uncertainty. Since 1941 Starry Night has been in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

10 Facts that You Don’t Know About “The Starry Night”

1) Vincent Van Gogh painted “Starry Night” in 1889 from a room in the mental asylum at Saint-Remy where was recovering from mental illness and his ear amputation.

2) Van Gogh painted the view from his east-facing window in the asylum 21 times. Although the series depicts various times of day and night and different weather conditions, all the works include the line of rolling hills in the distance. None show the bars on the window of his room.

3) The artist considered “The Starry Night,” which one day would rank among his most famous works, to be a failure, according to what he wrote to his brother.

4) Physicist Jose Luis Aragon compared the turbulent play of light and dark in such works as “Starry Night” to the mathematical expression of turbulence in such natural occurrences as whirlpools and air streams. He found they matched very closely. Two other Van Gogh paintings from 1890, WheatField with Crows and Road with Cypress and Star also feature this mathematical parallel. Aragon suggests that since the artist created these particular artworks during periods of extreme mental agitation, Van Gogh was uniquely able to accurately communicate that agitation using precise gradations of luminescence.

5) Analysts of “Starry Night” emphasize the symbolism of the stylized cypress tree in the foreground, linking it to death and Van Gogh’s eventual suicide. However, the cypress also represents immortality. In the painting, the tree reaches into the sky, serving as a direct connection between the earth and the heavens. The artist may have been making more of a hopeful statement than many credit him with. This positive interpretation of the cypress symbolism hearkens back to a letter to his brother in which the artist likened death to a train that travels to the stars.

6) In his 2015 book, “Cosmographics,” Michael Benson contends that the inspiration behind the distinctive swirls in the sky of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” is an 1845 drawing by astronomer William Parsons, Earl of Rosse, of the Whirlpool Galaxy.

7) Research has confirmed that the dominant morning star in the painting is actually Venus, which was in a similar position at the time Van Gogh was working on “Starry Night,” and it would have shone brightly, just as Van Gogh painted it.

8) The moon in the painting would not have been in the crescent phase as shown at the time Van Gogh painted “Starry Night.” In reality, it would have been gibbous, or about three-quarters full.

9) Pathologist Paul Wolf postulated in 2001 that the artist’s fondness for yellow in paintings like “Starry Night” resulted from taking too much digitalis, a treatment in his day for epilepsy.

10) The painting resonates with art fans and the general public to the present day due in part to its vibrant palette and the swirling motion that seems to draw viewers right into the center of the artist’s fantastical vision.

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