Café Terrace at Night – Van Gogh – 1000 Pieces

R320.00

Painted in Arles, prior to his move to Auvers, this painting of a colorful outdoor view is a most picturesque work. The vision of a relaxed spectator who enjoys the charm of his surrounding without any moral concern. It recalls Van Gogh’s mood when he wrote that “the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.” The color is more profuse and the eye wanders along the steeped or dove-tailed edges of neighboring areas – irregular shapes fitted to each other like a jigsaw puzzle design.

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My favourite of all the Masters, Vincent Van Gogh was born in the Netherlands on March 30, 1853 and shot himself at Auvers, France on 29 July 1890. Often regarded as a tortured soul, Van Gogh was a perfectionist, his own harshest critic, discarding dozens of sketches and paintings in pursuit of his inner visions .
DID YOU KNOW… Van Gogh’s finest works were produced in less than three years in a technique that grew more and more impassioned in brush stroke, in symbolic and intense color, in surface tension, and in the movement and vibration of form and line. Van Gogh’s inimitable fusion of form and content is powerful; dramatic, lyrically rhythmic, imaginative, and emotional, for the artist was completely absorbed in the effort to explain either his struggle against madness or his comprehension of the spiritual essence of man and nature.