My feeling to Van Gogh I can express only in pictures below. One of the favourites paintings of Van Gogh himself - "Potato eaters" (De Aardappeleters).
No one else in the whole Universe could see sky full of stars - throw any time distance Van Gogh sharing his vision.
Other canvas - famous "Starry Night" he made 9 months after, in "his asylum room at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence" - Wiki says...
Here are that asylum entrance.
Sure, the man with that sight for beauty couldn't miss the view to the olive trees around