Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Night Cafe-Van Gogh

The Night cafe is an oil painting created by Van Gogh in 1888. He had written many letters to his brother about such cafe and explains his usage of color in his painting. He claims to have used red and green to express terrible passions of humanity. Throughout the painting he uses clashes of colors. At one point, he wrote "this is one of the ugliest pictures I have done" due to its exaggeration of colors and thick texture. I really like the perspective of the painting and his use of converging lines. It creates a sense of wonder and distortion.

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