Colours look different during the day and at night. That’s why Vincent van Gogh wanted to make a night painting. That painting became Terrace of a Café at Night (1888).
Where is ‘Terrace of a Café at Night’?
Van Gogh painted what he saw. Astronomical research has revealed that the position of the stars in this painting corresponds with their position on 16 or 17 September 1888.
Helene Kröller-Müller was a great admirer of Vincent van Gogh, and purchased this famous painting for her art collection.
If you would like to see Terrace of a Café at Night in person, head to the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo.
With 91 paintings and 180 drawings by the artist, the Kröller-Müller Museum is home to the world’s second largest collection of works by Van Gogh, after the Van Gogh Museum.