Terrace of a Café at Night (Place du Forum)
Gallery wrap 4.5 cm: See here how we varnish, stretch and handcraft our Dutch Art Giclée Canvas Reproduction with a 4.5 cm Gallery wrap. This Giclée canvas print of Terrace of a Café at Night (Place du Forum) by Vincent van Gogh is stretched by hand on 4.5 centimetres thick wooden stretcher bars. The term "gallery wrap" refers to an image that appears on the sides of the stretcher bars as well as the front. This canvas hangs strong and bold on your wall and does not need a frame.This reproduction on canvas of Terrace of a Café at Night (Place du Forum) by Vincent van Gogh is made in close cooperation with the Krӧller-Müller Museum. In the photo you see Stephan comparing our reproduction with the original painting in the Van Gogh Gallery. All reproductions are handmade in our studio in Amsterdam.
Classic with nails: See here how we varnish, stretch and handcraft a Dutch Art Giclée Canvas Reproduction in our unique style classic with nails. After stretching the Giclée canvas print on 2 cm thick stretcher bars, we finish the sides of this reproduction of Terrace of a Café at Night (Place du Forum) by Vincent van Gogh in a traditional way; we use custom-made nails and hammer them in by hand for that old fashioned look.
Giclée printing: Our reproductions are printed on museum-quality canvas of 380g. We use a Giclée print technique that guarantees over 100 years of colour permanence. The HDR inks are sprayed on the canvas layer by layer, with 800 nozzles per colour x 10 channels for a total of 8000 nozzles.
Varnish: We then apply several coats of varnish by hand to make the colours come to life and to protect against moisture and UV light. The canvas is stretched by hand on stretcher bars made with timber from sustainable forestry.
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Vincent van Gogh painted this work in Arles. He wanted to make a nocturnal painting, but this is a quite difficult task without natural light sources. He also wanted to paint the night without using black and grey tones, and instead use an abundance of colours. He was fascinated by the way the light behaves in different ways during the day and the night. Vincent wrote the following in a letter to his sister: "It amuses me enormously to paint the night right on the spot". They used to draw and paint the picture in the daytime after the sketch. But I find satisfaction in painting the thing immediately.
Of course it's true that in the dark I may mistake a blue for a green, a blue-lilac for a pink-lilac, for you cannot distinguish the quality of a hue very well. But it is the only way to get rid of the conventional night scenes with their poor sallow whitish light, when even a simple candle gives us the richest yellows and orange tints. Terrace of a Café at Night is the ultimate example for the fact that Van Gogh was great at painting his surroundings accurately.
He even painted the constellations precisely as they appeared on the night of 16 or 17 September 1888. This is the first painting in which he portrays a starry sky. A year later, he painted his famous work; starry night.
Visit our special editions page for a beautiful reproduction of this work in its original dimensions and framed in a handcrafted wooden frame with laurel motif, finished with copper leaf in gold colour.
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Terrace of a Café at Night (Place du Forum) 1888, Oil on canvas, 80.7x65.3cm, Collection Krӧller-Müller Museum.