Vincent van Gogh’s Café Paintings

Van Gogh created four café paintings during his brief art career.  One of these is Café Terrace at Night, one of Van Gogh’s most recognized paintings.  Two of the café paintings are from his time in Paris and two from his time in Arles.  In Paris, Van Gogh refined his talent and began to incorporate new colors, a departure from the somber earth tone palette of his early works.   In Paris, he discovered the French Impressionists and began to experiment with their styles.  In Arles, he found inspiration in the sunlight and his paintings grew brighter in color.  His unique and characteristic techniques came together in Arles, and Van Gogh …..

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