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Cafe Terrace At Night


Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
Cafe Terrace at Night

Oil painting, painted by a Dutch painter, representative of post-impressionism Vincent van Gogh in 1888. The canvas size is 80.7 × 65.3 cm

Here for the first time the artist uses stars as a background. His works are often inspired by literary works and paintings by other artists. The composition of "Cafe Terrace at night' reminds one of "Avenue de Clichy in the Evening" - Lui Anqueten. You can see how the composition directions are focused toward the center of the work where the horse and phaeton are located. The general feeling is of serenity and calmness, but with a slight hint of turbulence and activity.



Vincent Van Gough

The Cafe terrace at night was painted by the great artist Vincent Van Gough in 1888. This beautiful picture which depicts a cafe scene in France is painted by using the most loud and clashing colors like yellow and blue. The Dutch artist has painted many beautiful paintings which include Starry night over the Rhone, The Night Cafe, The Starry Night, The Yellow house and Irises.

The painting

Cafe Terrace at Night is an oil painting crafted on an industrially primed canvas showing the Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum in Arles, France. The picture is a vivid portrait of the lively scene at a cafe. The artist is able to provide a certain depth to the painting with a wonder some combination of colors which bring out different emotions in different people. The cafe scene is set against a starry night with the sky showing a beautiful blue in the background. The yellow and orange of the cafe terrace creates an absolute surreal image of the cafe where colors actually do most of the work. There are a lot of people who are at the cafe seen unwinding in the night. This beautiful painting is present in Otterelo, Netherlands to depict the brilliance of the artwork of the painter.

Conclusion

Vincent Van Gough creates an absolute delight with his Cafe Terrace at night which can be viewed as a sombre evening scenario where people are relaxing or can even be perceived as a scene which is buzzing with activity. The painting is truly captivating and is surely a treat for the eyes.

The art form of Vincent Van Gough has a rough beauty in bold colors that depicts a kind of emotional honesty in them. He definitely had his influence on the art in 20th century.

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