Cafe Terrace at Night

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Cafe Terrace at Night

Coloured oil painting executed by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh on an industrially primed canvas of size 25 in Arles, France, mid-September 1888 add

Category: Visual Arts (430)

Launched in 1888.

Countries: United States (25%), Netherlands (25%), France (25%)

Main connections: Louis Anquetin, Eugene Boch, Vincent van Gogh

Linked to: Kröller-Müller Museum, Van Gogh Museum, BBC, Dallas Museum of Art

 

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1888

Briefly, the paper examines the myriad artistic influences van Gogh was parsing the summer of 1888: his lifelong devotion to and imitation of Jesus Christ; synthesizing "Japonism" and "Cloisonnism" with his own "plein air" techniques; colorizing Jean-François Millet's pious genre scenes with Eugène Delacroix's luminous palette ; "search-for-sacred-realism" correspondence with his artist friend Émile Bernard; Thomas Carlyle and Boccaccio's examples of dressing old ideas in new clothes; an Émile Burnouf article claiming Buddhist missionaries sowed the add something

 

"'Café Terrace at Night"', known as "The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum", is a coloured oil painting executed by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh on an industrially primed canvas of size 25 " in Arles, France, mid-September 1888 add something

 

Van Gogh mentioned the "Cafe Terrace" painting in a letter written to Eugène Boch on October 2, 1888, writing he had painted "a view of the café on place du Forum, where we used to go, "painted at night" add something


1891

When exhibited for the first time, in 1891, the painting was entitled "Coffeehouse, in the evening" add something


1956

The painting and the café were both featured in the 1956 film "Lust for Life" starring Kirk Douglas and later in "Vincent and the Doctor" , the tenth episode in the fifth series of British science fiction television series "Doctor Who" add something


1981

In 1981, Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov argued that since it displays not only a night scene but a funnel-like perspective and dominant blue-yellow tonality it was at least partially inspired by Louis Anquetin's "Avenue de Clichy: 5 o'clock in the evening add something


2013

An academic paper presented at IAFOR's 2013 European Conference on Arts & Humanities, however, advanced the theory that van Gogh intended the painting to be a uniquely innovated "Last Supper" add something


2014

The paper was subsequently published by The Art Histories Society in the January, 2014 "Art History Supplement" and the July, 2014 fourteenth volume of "The Anistoriton Journal of History, Archaeology and Art History" add something