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Night Terrace Cafe, Van Gogh, 1888

Night Terrace Cafe, Van Gogh, 1888

Night cafe terrace - Van Gogh. 80.7x65.3

The work was created in Arles, at that time in creativity, when not a single painting could do without yellow, sunny paint beloved by the master. In this work, these two passions are united together.

The picture is interesting in that not a single drop of black paint was spent on the image of the night landscape. This fact itself seems incredible. Looking at a unique work, the viewer is surprised to notice that the night can be so colorful. The light source - the yellow lantern of the terrace - inexplicably paints the night corner of the town in the most romantic colors - from pink to pale lilac.

The people present in the picture play the role of minor details, a kind of decoration that plays the role of the background. The main characters of the picture: the night sky and yellow.

The most ordinary evening city landscape is completely devoid of any routine. The master uses the favorite story of the Impressionists to draw the attention of the public to the color scheme, which creates a unique atmosphere of work. The author does not go beyond realism, but there is no strict perspective here. But the chosen color makes the work revolutionary and innovative. The huge stars loved by the master in the clear sky, as if reflect the light of the terrace. The color scheme creates a cozy and good-natured work atmosphere.

Many free tables on the terrace are attractive to the viewer. The texture of the pavers is presented schematically, but in an original way. You pay special attention to the combination of pink and blue colors.

True to his main idea - painting can no longer be held captive by reality, the artist must create his own reality - the author creates an undoubted masterpiece. The viewer begins to hear the sounds of the night street and the smells of coffee and wine.


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