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In 1888, Vincent Van Gogh painted The Night Café in the Place Lamartine in Arles, one of his most famous work from the period living in Arles. As the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists would work mainly with natural sunlight, this masterpiece is different in its time for depicting the light of gas lamps. This painting shows the interior of the Café de La Gare, in which Van Gogh was renting a room.
The Post-Impressionist painter was known for attending brothels, cafes, and bars. The Night Café in the Place Lamartine in Arles shows many figures that represent loneliness and anxiety. Two men slouch over a table on the right side of the canvas, showing they had one drink too many. In the left corner, a couple is sitting in a close and intimate way. Just next to them is another man slouched over a table, but alone. The figure that grabs the viewer’s attention the most is a man standing in a white suit behind the billiard table, staring directly at the audience. The people are anonymous, referring to the lonely nightlife.
The surroundings Van Gogh depicts gives an unnatural atmosphere, just as the artist himself said in a letter to his brother Theo, “(…) the powers of darkness in a low public place (…).”. Even though the environment is warm – as the walls are red and the floors are yellow – it has an eerie feel to it. The painter was a master of complementing colors, and this work isn’t an exception. The wood on the walls and the light coming from the gas lamps are orange and yellow, and the floors have hints of orange as well as green. This complements beautifully with the green ceiling, pool table and the green furniture in the back wall. The red walls also complement with the baby blue tables.
Similar to The Bedroom, Vincent Van Gogh experiments with a made-up perspective of the room, just as many modern painters would – another factor that makes this scene a bit unsettling. This painting is a representation of Van Gogh’s lifestyle while living in Arles, as he would go out with other artists and abuse of alcohol, and it shows how he saw the negative and devastating effects it had on one’s personal life.
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