Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cafe Terrace at Night
Vincent van Gogh

This painting by Van Gogh is a colored oil on canvas painting executed in 1888.There is also a version that is drawn with only pen and no color from Van Gogh's home. Through research, I found out that this painting isn't actually signed, but is discussed in three different personal letters from him to others. One of these letters is to his sister, where he describes his passion for creating the illusion of night in the background without the usage of black. Van Gogh discusses his love for the vast beauty that the nighttime has and this is actually the first painting he created in which he painted a sky that was filled with stars .This painting is currently in the Kroller-Muller Museum in the Netherlands. 

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