Visual Analysis of "The Night Cafe" Descriptive Essay

Visual Analysis of "The Night Cafe"
A visual analysis of the color composition and painting technique used by Vincent van Gogh in his painting, "The Night Cafe."
# 119166 | 1,279 words | 0 sources | 2010 | US
Published on Apr 07, 2010 in Art (Artists) , Art (Painting) , Art (Fine Art)

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This paper presents a visual analysis of Vincent van Gogh's painting, "Le Cafe de Nuit, The Night Cafe" (1888). The paper discusses the colors that van Gogh used, as well as the role of the line in the painting. The paper also discusses the size of the painting and the painting technique, such as the thickness of the paint and the three dimensional feel that van Gogh achieved.

From the Paper:

"The Night Cafe still remains my favorite painting by Vincent van Gogh. Through his deliberate use of bold, contradicting colors, he was able to create an eerie, while still very intriguing, painting. The use of line, namely in the floor boards, adds subtle yet pronounced 'directions' for the viewer, telling them where they should be looking. The overall feeling of the painting is that of despair and desolation, yet that's what makes it such an enjoyable painting to look at. It is one of the few paintings I have looked at that actually evokes any emotion in me. If I am ever near Arles, I will certainly go find this cafe."

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