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Vincent van Gogh's Impressionist Oil Painting 
“Cafe Terrace at Night

Vincent van Gogh, 1853-1890, Dutch impressionist painter
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Vincent van Gogh painting Cafe Terrace at Night or Terrasse des Cafes in the Place du Forum, 1888, oil on canvas, 32 x 25.9 in / 81.3 x 65.7 cm, US$280
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     “Cafe Terrace at Night   aka   Terrasse des Cafes in the Place du Forum” is Vincent van Gogh's second most popular painting — about 10% more popular than 14 Sunflowers, but not quite as famous as Starry Night. Although Cafe Terrace at Night was painted in Arles in 1888, the year before the other two paintings, and these three are Vincent's most popular and best-remembered paintings, that period of his life was one of his most traumatic and unfortunate.
     It was December of 1888 that he reportedly attempted to attack Paul Gauguin with a razor and later cut off the lower part of his left ear which he wrapped and gave to a prostitute in a brothel.

So he began the year 1889 in hospital, receiving hydrotherapy “treatment for epilepsy, dipsomania and schizophrenia. He moved into his famous “yellow house on 7 January. Cafe Terrace at Night” is an excellent example of what Vincent referred to as “painting in the natural state and perhaps shows the first signs of the extremely negative effect of Wagner's music on Vincent.
     By February he was in and out of hospital repeatedly, being treated for hallucinations, insomnia and the delusion someone was trying to poison him. In 

March he was forced to be hospitalized again and his house was closed down because of a public petition to the mayor of Arles by a citizens group calling themselves the “Cannibals of Arles" and van Gogh the “Redheaded Madman”. When he returned home in April he found that floods had damaged his accommodations as well as his paintings and studies he had left there.
     In May he committed himself to a mental hospital but was still allowed to paint outdoors under supervision. It was in June that he painted Starry Night — his most popular painting of all. When he visited Arles in July has has a severe attack while painting outdoors which left him
Vincent van Gogh in 1871.

unconscious for a period of time impaired his memory. He continued to paint numerous pictures but when he had another attack in August he attempted to swallow toxic paint and he was forbidden to paint — the only thing that gave him relief.

     Vincent van Gogh worked as an artist for only ten years and six of those were as an apprentice. Only Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Pablo Picasso are more popular. However, he is the only one of these all time favorites that painted pictures that “would bring some light into the houses of the poor.” Most of the world's other top painters catered to rich patrons and powerful clients, creating art work for the elite few to buy in expensive exhibitions. We offer you this painting to help fulfill Vincent's vision and mission of creating “art for all”.

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