Print of Vincent van Gogh - Café Terrace in the evening - 1888
Vincent van Gogh Café Terrace in the evening, Place du Forum, Arles
Year 1888 - oil on canvas 81x65.5 cm
Preserved at: Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo.
Vincent van Gogh created the painting entitled Terrazza del Caffè in the evening inspired by Guy de Maupassant's book "Bel-Ami".
In a letter to his sister Wilhelmina he writes: "... the beginning of Bel Ami contains a description of a starlit night in Paris with the brightly lit cafes on the boulevard and is roughly the same subject I just painted ..."
Vincent van Gogh does not seem interested in the patrons, who do not stand out, but in the colors that dominate the serene night of Arles: the blue of the starry night and the yellow of the Café Terrace illuminated by day.