|Café Terrace at Night|
|Artist||Vincent van Gogh|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Location||Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo|
|Dimensions||31.8 in × 25.7 in|
|80.7 cm × 65.3 cm|
|Vincent van Gogh Famous Paintings|
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|Yellow House, 1888|
|Café Terrace at Night, 1888|
|The Red Vineyard, 1888|
|Outskirts of Paris, 1887|
The oil on canvas painting Café Terrace at Night is a Vincent van Gogh work completed in 1888. The painting is also referred to as The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, and is held by the Kroller-Muller Museum in Ottelro in the Netherlands, which is home to the second largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings.
The location for the work is a street in Arles, France. It remains virtually unchanged to the present day, and the café still exists but is now called Café van Gogh.
The café terrace itself dominates the left side of the painting. Several people are seated around the white tables on the terrace, which is covered by a large awning. A waiter, dressed predominantly in white, stands in front of one of the tables, holding a tray. Several of the tables are unoccupied.
The right side of the painting depicts other buildings and several pedestrians on the cobbled street. Overhead, the sky is dotted with stars. Café Terrace at Night is the first Van Gogh painting to feature a star-studded sky.