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Vincent van Gogh Paintings from Paris


Agostina Segatori Sitting in the Cafe du Tambourin by Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh's Agostina Segatori Sitting in the Café du Tambourin is an oil on canvas (21-3/4 x 18-1/4 inches) that is housed in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.
Vincent van Gogh's Agostina Segatori Sitting in the Café du Tambourin is an oil on canvas (21-3/4 x 18-1/4 inches) that is housed in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

Vincent van Gogh painted Agostina Segatori Sitting in the Café du Tambourin in 1887. The painting's namesake -- Agostina Segatori -- was the proprietor of the Café Tambourin, a cabaret frequented by painters.

Segatori allowed van Gogh to install an exhibition of his Japanese prints in her café, and she posed for him on several occasions. Here, he surrounds her with subtle variations in green with red and aqua highlights. The effect is both decorative and disturbing, due to the chromatic vibrations that result in the pairing of complementary colors. The table is in the form of a tambourine, the namesake of the café.

Vincent van Gogh again broadened his color palette when creating Boulevard de Clichy. Learn about this painting in the next section.

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