Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Night Cafe Van Gogh

I first chose this painting, Night Cafe by Vincent Van Gogh, because the red walls caught my eye right away.  After researching this painting further I thought it was unique that this painting depicts an actual cafe named Cafe de la Gare.  One other thing I thought was interesting was the half curtained doorway that was said to lead to "more private quarters."  The rest of the five customers in the cafe were meant to be depicted as drunks or derelicts sleeping at their tables.  The technique used in this painting is also interesting because of the way Van Gogh painted the floor.  All of the lines in the floor are running in the direction of that back door to privacy.  

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