Tarkay Visits van Gogh - The Cafe Terrace at Night
Paining with The Masters Series
14 x 18 France Oil Painting on Canvas
This is something I have been waiting to do for while but again
I never have time to do all of my ideas. I think this is a fun and
interesting idea to cross over two artists. Even though van Gogh
was long gone while Tarkay was around the Cafe still stands in France.
So why not have a few of Tarkay’s Ladies enjoying the night air and
a fancy drink at the cafe Terrace painted by van Gogh. Always enjoy
new ideas. If you have an idea of your own, shoot me an email.
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Café Terrace at Night, also known as The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum, is a oil painting executed by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh on an industrially primed canvas of size 25 (Toile de 25 figure) in Aries, France, mid-September 1888. The painting is not signed, but described and mentioned by the artist in three letters. There is also a large pen drawing of the composition which originates from the artist's estate.
Visitors of the site can still stand at the northeastern corner of the Place du Forum, where the artist set up his easel. He looked south towards the artificially lit terrace of the popular coffee house, as well as into the enforced darkness of the rue du Palais leading up to the building structure (to the left, not pictured) and, beyond this structure, the tower of a former church (now Musée Lapidaire). Towards the right, Van Gogh indicated a lighted shop as well, and some branches of the trees surrounding the place—but he omitted the remainders of the Roman monuments just beside this little shop.The painting is currently at the Kroller - Museum in Otterlo, Netherlands.
Itzchak Tarkay (1935 – June 3, 2012) was an Israeli artist.
Tarkay was born in 1935 in Subotica on the Yugoslav-Hungarian border. In 1944, Tarkay and his family were sent to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, until Allied liberation freed them a year later. In 1949 his family emigrated to Israel, living in a kibbutz for several years. Tarkay attended the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design from 1951, and graduated from the Avni Institute of Art and Design in 1956.