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  • The Dutch are known for being very punctual. Arriving late is simply not an option. In Paris, Vincent often saw his friends in the café. Did they meet by chance? Or did they agree to meet beforehand? As a Dutchman in Paris, he will certainly have experienced cultural differences.

  • ‘I’ve tried to express the idea that the café is a place where you can ruin yourself, go mad, commit crimes’. Vincent wanted to show in his painting that the night café was a place where drunkards and other night owls sought refuge. The Night Café (1888)

  • Van Gogh often drank absinthe, which was a popular drink amongst artists and performers in the 19th century. It was also called ‘the green fairy’. The drink contained a substance called thujon, present in wormwood, which was supposed to make you hallucinate.

  • A singing Van Gogh? Together with his friend, Vincent visited a nightclub where they saw one of Paris’ most famous singers: Aristide Bruant. He sung about the tough life of workers in the French capital. Vincent made a drawing to accompany one of Bruant’s songs: A la Villette.

  • On Sunday afternoon, the residents of Paris headed to Le Moulin de la Gallette to drink, dance and eat. The windmill was on the highest point of the hill, on the outskirts of the city. Van Gogh also liked Montmartre, where he visited and painted the cafés and windmills.


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