Vincent van Gogh.
The All-Knight Café at Arles.
September 1888. Oil on canvas. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven CT, USA. More. [Order a Print]
“In my painting of the All-Night Café I've tried to express the idea that the café is a place where one can ruin oneself, become crazy and criminal. Through the contrast of delicate pink, blood red and dark red, of mild Louis XV and Veronese green against the yellow-green and stark blue-green tones – all this in an atmosphere like the devil’s inferno and pale sulphurous yellow… I’ve tried to convey the sinister power of such a place.” Vincent van Gogh. See: Paul Gauguin. Night Café at Arles.