Gogh painted “Cafe Terrace at Night” for three days without sleep. Due to a quarrel with Gauguin, he cut his ear andpainted “Cafe Terrace at Night” with madness, so that it feels more plaintive and even peaceful. Probably this “Cafe Terrace at Night” was the shelter of life for him to take a rest.
One of his representative works, which gives a feeling as if one watches a scene of a performance from a special seat
above the stage, since it was painted in a composition that looks down from the above, that gives a climax of ballet.
1876~1877 _ Paris, France, Musee’D’orsay
This work was painted by Van Gogh, while he was suffering from pain in a mental hospital, Saint-Remy, France in 1889. After entering the hospital, he produced two masterpieces during the first two weeks, one was the painting of lilac and the other was <Iris> of iris flower.
Kiss, one of the works of which picture form was vivid colors and sensual sense world, which was the highlight of his ‘gold period’ works, of which characteristic was the tendency that splendid geometric pattern ornaments prevail the people on the screen.
“All I had to do was to open the window. Then the blue air of the sky, love and flower came in with her. She, who
dressed in all white or all black, always followed my painting and became the great center image of my art.”
1938~1939_Georges Pompidou Center
The white color of torso catches eyes. But there is a subtle play going on in response. Circular objects surround the torso to resonate contrast between the torso and the straight lines of the table, picture edges and stair rails.
1919 _ Pompidou Center
Blue and green with low chroma create silent and tranquil feeling of the pond where water lilies are floating, on the other hand, freewheeling strokes give rhythmic feeling to the tranquility contrastively.
1904 _ Paris, France, Museum of Impressionism