This is a hand painted oil reproduction of Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Night Café”. “The Night Café” was a place where Van Gogh would often go to eat and felt comfortable in depicting it in his work. The gas lighting which is featured in the picture had been recently introduced and allowed the café to stay open all night. In the late hours, as pictured here, the café often attracted drifters and displaced people who could not afford a place to go. Van Gogh himself described it as perfect place to ‘ruin oneself, go mad, or commit crimes’. This painting features unusual perspectives with the floor covering much of the canvas, and the perspective of the painting making it seem like he’s painting from higher in the room.
In terms of his interesting use of color, he said this to his brother Theo:
"I have tried to express the terrible passions of humanity by means of red and green. The room is blood red and dark yellow with a green billiard table in the middle; there are four lemon-yellow lamps with a glow of orange and green. Everywhere there is a clash and contrast of the most alien reds and greens, in the figures of little sleeping hooligans, in the empty dreary room, in violet and blue." This painting will enliven and add character to any room. This classic reproduction is commissioned by you and comes made to order. Our Van Gogh paintings feature the thick paint style and texture of the originals that make the painting seem to jump off the page. This painting will take 4 to 6 weeks to be painted although it may be completed sooner.
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