The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, 1888 Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

Location: Kroller-Mueller Museum Otterlo Netherlands
Original Size: 81 x 65.5 cm
The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, Arles, 1888 | Vincent van Gogh | Painting Reproduction

Oil Painting Reproduction

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SKU:VVG-1251
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Cafe Terrace at Night, also known as The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, is an oil painting executed by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh on an industrially primed canvas of size 25 (Toile de 25 figure) in Arles, France, mid September 1888. The painting is not signed, but described and mentioned by the artist in his letters on various occasions and, as well, there is a large pen drawing of the composition which originates from the artist's estate.
Still today, visitors of the site can take the place at the north eastern corner of the Place du Forum where the artist set up his easel. He looked south towards the artificially lighted terrace of the popular coffee house as well as into the enforced darkness of the rue leading up to the building structure far back comprising the town house (to the left, not pictured) and, beyond this structure, the tower of a former church (now Musee lapidaire). Towards the right, Van Gogh indicated a shop lighted as well, and some branches of the trees surrounding the place but he omitted the remainders of the roman monuments just aside this little shop.
After finishing Cafe Terrace at Night, Van Gogh wrote a letter to his sister expressing his enthusiasm:
"I was only interrupted by my work on a new painting representing the exterior of a night cafe . On the terrace there are small figures of people drinking. An immense yellow lantern illuminates the terrace, the facade, the side walk and even casts light on the paving stones of the road which take a pinkish violet tone. The gables of the houses, like a fading road below a blue sky studded with stars, are dark blue or violet with a green tree. Here you have a night painting without black, with nothing but beautiful blue and violet and green and in this surrounding the illuminated area colours itself sulfur pale yellow and citron green. It amuses me enormously to paint the night right on the spot. Normally, one draws and paints the painting during the daytime after the sketch. But I like to paint the thing immediately. It is true that in the darkness I can take a blue for a green, a blue lilac for a pink lilac, since it is hard to distinguish the quality of the tone. But it is the only way to get away from our conventional night with poor pale whitish light, while even a simple candle already provides us with the richest of yellows and oranges."
Van Gogh used oil paint on canvas and the painting is 81/65.5 cm (32"/26").
When exhibited for the first time, in 1892, the painting was entitled Coffeehouse, in the evening (Cafe, le soir)
This is the first painting in which he used starry backgrounds. He went on to paint star filled skies in Starry Night Over the Rhone, painted the same month, and the better known Starry Night a year later. Also, in Portrait of Eugene Boch Van Gogh painted a starlight background.

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SeanVerified Reviewer
22nd February 2022 10:47am
Just received this artwork and it is absolutely breathtaking. I have purchased cheaper replicas from other companies, but regret it, nothing comes close to what this company produces. Between the paint and the artistry I would argue some of these pieces are more vibrant than the originals. I have purchased 3 pieces so far and will be purchasing many more, I only wish I would have discovered them earlier. Would highly recommend.
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Darwin ThroneVerified Reviewer
5th February 2022 7:39pm
The painting arrived yesterday. It's everything we expected. Beautifully executed. The colors are typical Van Gogh - very brilliant. It has special meaning because we had dinner on the terrace upon our arrival in Arles in 1997. We are considering purchasing another painting.
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Emil B.Verified Reviewer
23rd June 2019 1:06am
Good quality painting. Nothing against to have some more. It suits very to what I already have
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28th March 2016 9:50pm
Cafe Terrace at Night by Vincent van Gogh - Hand-Painted Oil Painting Reproduction. Process of Painting - Step by Step in Images:
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MarcVerified Reviewer
21st March 2014 7:02pm
We receveid the painting today !!! It's beautifull !!!
Thanks a million for your assistance
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LindaVerified Reviewer
21st March 2014 7:00pm
The painting arrived on Tuesday and I am very happy with it.

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