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Vincent van Gogh Paintings from Paris


Terrace of a Cafe on Montmartre (Le Guinguette) by Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh's Terrace of a Café on Montmartre (La Guinguette) is an oil on canvas (19-1/4 x 25-1/4 inches) that is housed in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
Vincent van Gogh's Terrace of a Café on Montmartre (La Guinguette) is an oil on canvas (19-1/4 x 25-1/4 inches) that is housed in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

Vincent van Gogh painted Terrace of a Café on Montmartre (La Guinguette) in 1886. Usually the setting for a lighthearted scene of leisure, notably in the work of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the painting's outdoor café takes on a sober note in the low autumn light.

 Van Gogh works in his figures as mere suggestions of form with weighted calligraphic strokes and a dark palette of brown and carmine red. The streak of aqua on the lamppost presents a startling contrast as does the free handling of the trees and volatile sky.

Vincent van Gogh continued his experiments with color in Vegetable Gardens and the Moulin de Blute-Fin on Montmartre. Keep reading to learn about this painting.

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