Painting, Oil on Canvas, Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889. Van Gogh painted this while in an asylum at Saint-Remy. This is one of his most famous pieces. He only sold one piece during his lifetime, but the aftermath of his work is enormous. I like this picture because of the detail used and the illusion of texture the painting gives. It was one of the first paintings I looked at when I was introduced to art in middle school.