Cafe terrace at night
The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum Arles at Night
Arles, September 1888
Oil on canvas, 81 x 65.5 cm
Otterlo, Kroller-Muller Museum
Cafe terrace at night is one of Vincent van Gogh’s most famous paintings.
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Unlike Paris, van Gogh hardly ever sought company in Arles. Only once did he overcome his shyness and set up his easel right in the centre of town, in the Place du Forum, not far from the famous amphitheatre and Saint-Trophime. There he painted The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, at Night. The motif he was after could only be seen there: the gaslight that shone in the darkness from the outside wall of the cafe out over the square.
The meeting of familiar yellows and blues in this painting has a vitality it has never previously achieved. The loud yellow and subdued blue represent areas of arresting brightness and delicate semi-darkness exactly as van Gogh must have seen them. Passers-by link the two zones. These figures are left in complete anonymity; the lighting conditions alone make identification impossible. And indeed, van Gogh's chief concern is with the way things are lit. There is only one source of light: the lamps. In the 1880s, gas had spread as far as the provinces. Gaslight was artificial and representative of the glaring directness of the new. Van Gogh was well aware of this, painting old and new meeting on the centre axis of the work.
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