Terrace of a Cafe on Montmartre (La Guinguette)

Terrace of a Cafe on Montmartre (La Guinguette)

Painting Date
15th of October 1886
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Vincent van Gogh painted Terrace of a Cafe 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 caf© 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.



Painting, Oil on Canvas
Paris: October, 1886
Musée d’Orsay
Paris, France, Europe
F: 238, JH: 1178

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