Vincent Van Gogh The Night cafe

Essay by xman123College, UndergraduateA+, November 2014

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For my report I decided to walk through the Yale Art Gallery. While looking through the museum I stumbled upon a painting that really caught my eye like no other painting did. This specific oil painting was called "Le Café de nuit" which is French for "The Night Café" made by Vincent Van Gogh in 1888. Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch artist whose work was notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color. The movement that Van Gogh made this painting during the Post Impressionism Movement. Vincent Van Gogh is a unique and outstanding artist who had a dramatic life that affected his paintings. At the age of twenty-seven, Van Gogh decided to devote his life for art because he believed in the power of art.

In the Yale Art Gallery this oil painting was in the American room with some other American crafts. What immediately caught my eye on this painting was the detail and the creativity Van Gogh used and also the colors, they seemed to be dark and gloomy which I like to see in art.

Van Gogh is one of the most well-known expressionist artists that people think of today. This oil painting on a canvas has been called one of Van Gogh's masterpieces and one of his most famous paintings ever. This 28.5" x 36.3" painting depicts the inside of the cafe, with a half-curtained doorway in the center background. Five customers sit at tables along the walls to the left and right, and a waiter in a light coat, to one side of a billiard table near the center of the room, stands facing the viewer of the painting. Personally, I like to play pool so this painting stuck out to me even more when I had seen it. Van Gogh...